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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1559–1566

Detector effects in photothermal deflection experiments

Dorota Korte Kobylińska, Roman J. Bukowski, Jerzy Bodzenia, Stanisław Kochowski, and Anna Kaźmierczak-Balata  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 10, pp. 1559-1566 (2008)

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We report on the theoretical analysis of a detector type influence on the normal deflection signal in photothermal experiments. Two cases are examined. In the first, the quadrant photodiode was considered as the detector; in the second the signal from the position detector, which measures the central moment displacement of the probe beam, was analyzed. Both analyses were carried out within the framework of the complex ray theory. The normal photodeflection signal was found to depend on the type of detector used in the photothermal deflection experiments for some parameters of its setup.

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OCIS Codes
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.2710) Geometric optics : Inhomogeneous optical media
(080.2720) Geometric optics : Mathematical methods (general)
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.4290) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Nondestructive testing

Original Manuscript: October 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 10, 2008
Published: March 31, 2008

Dorota Korte Kobylińska, Roman J. Bukowski, Jerzy Bodzenia, Stanisław Kochowski, and Anna Kazmiercźak-Balata, "Detector effects in photothermal deflection experiments," Appl. Opt. 47, 1559-1566 (2008)

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