12 December 1994 Optically heterodyned polarization interferometry of initially isotropic media: generalizations and new effects
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Abstract
We present consistent theoretical studies of the optically heterodyned polarization interferometry (OHPI) of polarization-inhomogeneous media (initially isotropic materials) with collinear arbitrary polarized (partially or totally depolarized) interacting beams (pump-probe scheme) within the framework of the 3rd-order nonlinear susceptibility (3NS). Our analysis is based on a 4 X 4 Mueller matrix formalism. Some generalizations have been done over known approaches: the inclusion of an elliptically polarized pump beam, and the treatment of the observed OHPI signal taking into account the second order effects in the pump beam intensity and the realistic linear depletion of the interacting waves. In the light of new results obtained, we consider several practical cases.
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Igor I. Gancheryonok, Igor I. Gancheryonok, I. V. Gaisyonok, I. V. Gaisyonok, P. G. Zhavrid, P. G. Zhavrid, Victor A. Gaisyonok, Victor A. Gaisyonok, } "Optically heterodyned polarization interferometry of initially isotropic media: generalizations and new effects", Proc. SPIE 2340, Interferometry '94: New Techniques and Analysis in Optical Measurements, (12 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.195958; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.195958
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