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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1408–1413

Optimizing and calibrating a mode-mismatched thermal lens experiment for low absorption measurement

Arístides Marcano, Humberto Cabrera, Mayamaru Guerra, Renato A. Cruz, Carlos Jacinto, and Tomaz Catunda  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 7, pp. 1408-1413 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.23.001408


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Abstract

We describe a calibrated two-beam mode-mismatched thermal lens experiment aimed at determination of the absorption coefficient and the photothermal parameters of a nearly transparent material. The use of a collimated probe beam in the presence of a focused excitation beam optimizes the thermal lens experiment. The signal becomes independent from the Rayleigh parameters and waist positions of the beams. We apply this method to determine the absolute value of the thermal diffusivity and absorption coefficient of distilled water at 533 nm .

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OCIS Codes
(190.4870) Nonlinear optics : Photothermal effects
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(350.5340) Other areas of optics : Photothermal effects
(350.6830) Other areas of optics : Thermal lensing

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 1, 2005
Revised Manuscript: December 16, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: January 11, 2005

Citation
Arístides Marcano, Humberto Cabrera, Mayamaru Guerra, Renato A. Cruz, Carlos Jacinto, and Tomaz Catunda, "Optimizing and calibrating a mode-mismatched thermal lens experiment for low absorption measurement," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 1408-1413 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-23-7-1408


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