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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1980
  • pp: 3523–3528

Real-time recording of light patterns in heavy hydrocarbons: a theoretical analysis

Germán Da Costa  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 19, Issue 20, pp. 3523-3528 (1980)

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It has been experimentally shown in recent papers that the surface profile of a thermocapillary liquid submitted to heating by a nonuniform light beam undergoes a time-dependent deformation. The profiles corresponding to illumination with (a) a Gaussian laser beam, (b) a point source, (c) a fringe system, and (d) a circular Gaussian speckle pattern are calculated. This study sets some theoretical bases for practical utilization of highly viscous liquid films as transient photographic receivers.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 26, 1980
Published: October 15, 1980

Germán Da Costa, "Real-time recording of light patterns in heavy hydrocarbons: a theoretical analysis," Appl. Opt. 19, 3523-3528 (1980)

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