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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 25 — Dec. 8, 2008
  • pp: 21012–21021

Experimental study of thermal lens features in laser ceramics

Alexander Soloviev, Ilya Snetkov, Victor Zelenogorsky, Ilya Kozhevatov, Oleg Palashov, and Efim Khazanov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 25, pp. 21012-21021 (2008)

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Thermal lens measurements were made by means of a high-accuracy phase shift interferometer that combines a λ/1000 sensitivity and 10 µm transverse resolution. The effect of random small-scale modulation in thermally induced phase distortion predicted earlier was proved experimentally. The statistical parameters of modulation were measured depending on heating power for two different ceramic samples. The experimental data agree well with results of numerical simulation.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(120.6810) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Thermal effects
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(110.3175) Imaging systems : Interferometric imaging

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: August 13, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 23, 2008
Published: December 4, 2008

Alexander Soloviev, Ilya Snetkov, Victor Zelenogorsky, Ilya Kozhevatov, Oleg Palashov, and Efim Khazanov, "Experimental study of thermal lens features in laser ceramics," Opt. Express 16, 21012-21021 (2008)

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