Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Pump-Induced Probe Deflection in a Thermal MediumApplied Optics
AbstractWe analyze the deflection of a probe beam because of pump–probe interaction in a high-absorbing thermal medium. We extend the existing theory by accounting for translation of a finite-width probe because of deflection within the nonlinear sample. We also provide expressions for the number of resolvable angles of the probe for possible applications of the setup as a beam deflector and study conditions for the maximization of the deflection angle and the resolution. We present experimental results obtained with a solution of chlorophyll in ethanol as the thermal medium.
CopyrightCopyright © 1995, Optical Society of America
PublisherOptical Society of America
Citation InformationRaj M. Misra and Partha P. Banerjee. "Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Pump-Induced Probe Deflection in a Thermal Medium" Applied Optics Vol. 34 Iss. 18 (1995)
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