OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3510–3512

Ultrafast acoustics in the middle UV range: coherent phonons at higher frequencies and in smaller objects

S. Ayrinhac, A. Devos, A. Le Louarn, P.-A. Mante, and P. Emery  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 20, pp. 3510-3512 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003510


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (316 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We show that the propagation of coherent acoustic phonons generated by femtosecond optical excitation can be clearly resolved using a probe laser in the middle UV (MUV) range. The MUV probe is easily produced from a high-repetition-rate femtosecond laser and a homemade frequency tripler. We present various experimental results that demonstrate efficient and high frequency detection of acoustic phonons. Thus, we show that the MUV range offers a unique way to reach higher frequencies and probe smaller objects in ultrafast acoustics.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.7190) Physical optics : Ultraviolet
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena
(110.5125) Imaging systems : Photoacoustics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 9, 2010
Published: October 15, 2010

Citation
S. Ayrinhac, A. Devos, A. Le Louarn, P.-A. Mante, and P. Emery, "Ultrafast acoustics in the middle UV range: coherent phonons at higher frequencies and in smaller objects," Opt. Lett. 35, 3510-3512 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-20-3510


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. A. Devos, F. Poinsotte, J. Groenen, O. Dehaese, N. Bertru, and A. Ponchet, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 207402 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. G. Rozas, M. F. P. Winter, B. Jusserand, A. Fainstein, B. Perrin, E. Semenova, and A. Lemaître, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 015502 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. J.-F. Robillard, A. Devos, and I. Roch-Jeune, Phys. Rev. B 76, 092301 (2007). [CrossRef]
  4. O. B. Wright and T. Hyoguchi, Opt. Lett. 16, 1529 (1991). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. A. Devos, R. Côte, G. Caruyer, and A. Lefèvre, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 211903 (2005). [CrossRef]
  6. R. I. Tobey, E. H. Gershgoren, M. E. Siemens, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, T. Feurer, and K. A. Nelson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 564 (2004). [CrossRef]
  7. Y. Shen, The Principles of Nonlinear Optics (Wiley, New York, 1984).
  8. C. Thomsen, H. T. Grahn, H. J. Maris, and J. Tauc, Phys. Rev. B 34, 4129 (1986). [CrossRef]
  9. D. Lide, CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (CRC Press, New York, 2007).
  10. H.-N. Lin, R. Stoner, H. Maris, and T. J., J. Appl. Phys. 69, 3816 (1991). [CrossRef]
  11. A. Devos, J.-F. Robillard, R. Cote, and P. Emery, Phys. Rev. B 74, 064114 (2006). [CrossRef]
  12. J.-F. Robillard, A. Devos, I. Roch-Jeune, and P.-A. Mante, Phys. Rev. B 78, 064302 (2008). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited