Compact high-aperture optical setup for excitation of dynamic gratings by ultrashort light pulses

János Hebling, Ida Z. Kozma, Jürgen Kuhl

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A stable and compact experimental setup for excitation and investigation of large-wave-vector dynamic gratings by ultrashort light pulses is proposed. Its essential parts are an optical transmission diffraction grating and a large-aperture reflecting microscope objective. Varying the demagnification allows one to change the period of the dynamic grating that is created. The working principle and performance are demonstrated by measurement of the dephasing times of TO phonon-polaritons in GaP. The lower limits of the applicable pump pulse duration are analyzed by ray-tracing calculation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1803-1805
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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