Title

Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Pump-Induced Probe Deflection in a Thermal Medium

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1995

Publication Source

Applied Optics

Abstract

We analyze the deflection of a probe beam because of pump–probe interaction in a high-absorbing thermal medium. We extend the existing theory by accounting for translation of a finite-width probe because of deflection within the nonlinear sample. We also provide expressions for the number of resolvable angles of the probe for possible applications of the setup as a beam deflector and study conditions for the maximization of the deflection angle and the resolution. We present experimental results obtained with a solution of chlorophyll in ethanol as the thermal medium.

Inclusive pages

3358-3366

ISBN/ISSN

1559-128X

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Optical Society of America

Volume

34

Issue

18

Peer Reviewed

yes