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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2632–2638

Imaging gigahertz surface acoustic waves through the photoelastic effect

Taiki Saito, Osamu Matsuda, Motonobu Tomoda, and Oliver B. Wright  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 12, pp. 2632-2638 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.27.002632


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Abstract

This paper presents experiments and in-depth analysis of the imaging of surface acoustic waves by means of the photoelastic effect. Gigahertz surface acoustic waves, generated by optical pump pulses in a thin gold film on a glass substrate, are imaged in the time domain by monitoring ultrafast changes in optical reflectivity. We demonstrate how images of the in-plane acoustic shear strain component can be obtained by measurements with two different optical probe pulse polarizations incident from the substrate side.

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OCIS Codes
(110.5120) Imaging systems : Photoacoustic imaging
(110.7170) Imaging systems : Ultrasound
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(100.0118) Image processing : Imaging ultrafast phenomena
(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: August 12, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 13, 2010
Published: November 11, 2010

Citation
Taiki Saito, Osamu Matsuda, Motonobu Tomoda, and Oliver B. Wright, "Imaging gigahertz surface acoustic waves through the photoelastic effect," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 2632-2638 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-27-12-2632


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