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1 January 1998 Imaging properties of a laser-controlled thermal mirror using light-sensitive hydrocarbons
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The surface of a heavy hydrocarbon liquid film is deformed due to inhomogeneous heating with a Gaussian laser beam. The surface profile and the liquid velocity distribution are calculated as functions of time. The liquid surface behaves as an aspherical mirror whose focal properties are controlled by varying the laser beam intensity. This phenomenon allows obtention of self and cross correlations of low-power laser beams. Optical properties and applications of this laser-controlled adaptive mirror are discussed.
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German Da Costa "Imaging properties of a laser-controlled thermal mirror using light-sensitive hydrocarbons", Proc. SPIE 3347, Optical Information Science and Technology (OIST97): Optical Recording Mechanisms and Media, (1 January 1998); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.301399
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