Some predictions of a phenomenological theory describing the behavior of photochromic glasses were tested by photoacoustic measurements. The induced steady-state absorption wasinvestigated under the influence of strong optical bleaching. A depth profile of the induced steady-state absorption coefficient was measured by varying the glass thickness and described theoretically. Optical measurements were related to simultaneously taken photoacoustical measurements.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 13, 1985
Published: June 15, 1986
Thomas Flohr and Reinhard Helbig, "Photoacoustical and optical measurements on photochromic glasses," Appl. Opt. 25, 2008-2012 (1986)