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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1987
  • pp: 5266–5271

Measurement of the thermal diffusivity of nonlinear anisotropic crystals using optical interferometry

Robert A. Morgan, K. I. Kang, C. C. Hsu, Chris L. Koliopoulos, and Nasser Peyghambarian  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 26, Issue 24, pp. 5266-5271 (1987)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.26.005266


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Abstract

We describe a simple common-path self-referencing interferometric method requiring no auxiliary optical elements which accurately and directly measures the thermal diffusivity of anisotropic crystals in nonsteady-state conditions. We determine the thermal diffusivity of a lithium niobate crystal as a function of temperature ranging from room temperature up to 500°C.

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History
Original Manuscript: July 6, 1987
Published: December 15, 1987

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Robert A. Morgan, K. I. Kang, C. C. Hsu, Chris L. Koliopoulos, and Nasser Peyghambarian, "Measurement of the thermal diffusivity of nonlinear anisotropic crystals using optical interferometry," Appl. Opt. 26, 5266-5271 (1987)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-26-24-5266


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