Double-beam optical method and apparatus for measuring thermal diffusivity and other molecular dynamic processes in utilizing the transient thermal lens effect
- Moacanin, J.
- Jan 6, 1981.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
- Additional Creators:
- Gupta, A. and Hong, S. D.
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- A sample material was irradiated by relatively high power, short pulses from a dye laser. Energy from the pulses was absorbed by the sample material, thereby forming a thermal lens in the area of absorption. The pulse repetition rate was chosen so that the thermal lens is substantially dissipated by the time the next pulse reaches the sample material. A probe light beam, which in a specific embodiment is a relatively low power, continuous wave (cw) laser beam, irradiated the thermal lens formed in the sample material. The intensity characteristics of the probe light beam subsequent to irradiation of the thermal lens is related to changes in the refractive index of the sample material as the thermal lens is formed and dissipated.
- Other Subject(s):
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19810009364.
Accession ID: 81N17887.
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