A quantitative derivation is presented for the production of the photodisplacement signal of a sample that is periodically heated by the absorption of modulated light. Numerical estimates are presented for the surface displacement of typical solids; they show us that one may get signals well above the thermal noise.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 22, 1983
Published: September 15, 1983
L. C. M. Miranda, "Photodisplacement spectroscopy of solids: theory," Appl. Opt. 22, 2882-2886 (1983)