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Mutual phase conjugation of diffusely reflected light for real-time interferometry
Author(s): Mingjun M. Zhao; Tin M. Aye; Helen H. Chen; Gajendra D. Savant
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Paper Abstract

A mutually pumped phase conjugator generates a phase- conjugate replica for each of two mutually incoherent incident optical beams interacting within a photorefractive crystal. This operation is useful for optical communication and interferometry. In this paper, we report a demonstration of mutual phase conjugation for light reflected from a diffuse surface. We studied the dependence of the phase- conjugation reflectivity on the parameters of the optical system. Finally, we built a mutually phase conjugating interferometer to detect the ultrasound vibration of a diffuse object to inspect defects inside it, based on laser generated ultrasound technology. The experimental results and analysis will be given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3172, Optical Technology in Fluid, Thermal, and Combustion Flow III, (21 November 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.293395
Show Author Affiliations
Mingjun M. Zhao, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Tin M. Aye, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Helen H. Chen, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Gajendra D. Savant, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3172:
Optical Technology in Fluid, Thermal, and Combustion Flow III
Soyoung Stephen Cha; James D. Trolinger; Masaaki Kawahashi, Editor(s)

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