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Behavior of a thin liquid film under thermal stimulation: theory and applications to infrared interferometry
Author(s): Fernand Ledoyen; Jacques Lewandowski; Maurice Cormier
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Paper Abstract

A thin oil film on a glass substrate has been subjected to thermal stimulation by means of incident infrared (10.6 micrometers ) laser beams, which were mostly absorbed in the substrate, in order to develop an appropriate real-time recording medium for holography and interferometry. A study of the behavior of this film has led to the development of a theoretical model involving surface tension, viscosity, and other effects such as the Marangoni effect. This model was further verified experimentally and the recording medium used for a variety of experiments in infrared holography and interferometry that are summarized in this presentation. The theoretical model will be discussed in order to stress its possible application to other experimental situations involving thin films.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1507, Holographic Optics III: Principles and Applications, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.47053
Show Author Affiliations
Fernand Ledoyen, College Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean (Canada)
Jacques Lewandowski, College Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean (Canada)
Maurice Cormier, College Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1507:
Holographic Optics III: Principles and Applications
G. Michael Morris, Editor(s)

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