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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1998
  • pp: 1319–1321

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Optical heterodyne detection of laser-induced gratings

A. A. Maznev, K. A. Nelson, and J.A. Rogers  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 16, pp. 1319-1321 (1998)

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A novel optical arrangement for heterodyne detection of laser-induced gratings based on the use of a phase mask for both excitation and probe beams provides phase stability and control without the need for an active stabilization scheme. The arrangement greatly simplifies the laser-induced grating experiment. The performance of the technique in both transmission and reflection geometries is illustrated through measurements of bulk and surface acoustic waves generated by picosecond laser pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(300.2570) Spectroscopy : Four-wave mixing
(300.6310) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, heterodyne
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved

A. A. Maznev, K. A. Nelson, and J.A. Rogers, "Optical heterodyne detection of laser-induced gratings," Opt. Lett. 23, 1319-1321 (1998)

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