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Chinese Optics Letters


  • Editor: Zhizhan Xu
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2011
  • pp: 120001–

High-precision method for measuring the photothermal properties of transparent media with digital holography (Invited Paper)

David C. Clark and Myung K. Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 12, pp. 120001- (2011)

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Quantitative phase microscopy by digital holography provides direct access to the phase profile of a transparent subject with high precision. This is useful for observing phenomena that modulate phase, but are otherwise difficult or impossible to detect. In this letter, a carefully constructed digital holographic apparatus is used to measure optically induced thermal lensing with an optical path difference precision of less than 1 nm. Furthermore, by taking advantage of the radial symmetry of a thermal lens, such data are processed to determine the absorption coefficient of transparent media with precisions as low as 1 × 10-5 cm-1 using low power (30 mW) continuous wave (CW) excitation.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(350.6830) Other areas of optics : Thermal lensing
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

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David C. Clark and Myung K. Kim, "High-precision method for measuring the photothermal properties of transparent media with digital holography (Invited Paper)," Chin. Opt. Lett. 9, 120001- (2011)

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