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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 1983
  • pp: 2882–2886

Photodisplacement spectroscopy of solids: theory

L. C. M. Miranda  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 18, pp. 2882-2886 (1983)

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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)

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