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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2019–2021

Focal transformation and the Gouy phase shift of converging one-cycle surface acoustic waves excited by femtosecond laser pulses

Al. A. Kolomenskii, S. N. Jerebtsov, and H. A. Schuessler  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 15, pp. 2019-2021 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.002019


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Abstract

We studied the changes of the pulse shape and the phase of the spectral components in converging-surface acoustic wave pulses. These pulses were excited with a femtosecond laser by a thermoelastic mechanism. To produce converging acoustic pulses, the laser beam was focused with an axicon in a circle on the surface of an aluminum sample. During propagation through the focus, the shape of the pulses of the normal surface velocity changed from two to three polar. The absolute value of the phase of the spectral components experienced a change close to pi/2 rad (Gouy phase shift) after passage of the focal region. These observations were confirmed by analytical and numerical calculations based on the two-dimensional wave equation for surface acoustic waves.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves

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Al. A. Kolomenskii, S. N. Jerebtsov, and H. A. Schuessler, "Focal transformation and the Gouy phase shift of converging one-cycle surface acoustic waves excited by femtosecond laser pulses," Opt. Lett. 30, 2019-2021 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-15-2019


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