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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 31, 2009 - June 5, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-55752-869-8
Ultrafast Optics Applications (CMQ)

Picosecond Ultrasonics Using an Optical Cavity

Yanqiu Li, Qian Miao, Arto Nurmikko, and Humphrey Maris


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We have implemented a new means of measuring very high frequency ultrasound in nanostructured materials (known as picosecond ultrasonics) by using a high-Q optical resonator that enables significant enhancement and detailed characterization of ultrasound signals.

© 2009 The Optical Society

OCIS Codes
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

Y. Li, Q. Miao, A. Nurmikko, and H. Maris, "Picosecond Ultrasonics Using an Optical Cavity," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CMQ3.

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