Optical heterodyne detection of laser-induced gratings

A. A. Maznev, K. A. Nelson, J. A. Rogers

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1319-1321
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number16
StatePublished - Aug 15 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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