Temporal and spatial characterization of a pulsed gas jet by a compact high-speed high-sensitivity second-harmonic interferometer
Authors: Brandi F., Giammanco F.
Autors Affiliation: Nanophysics Division, Italian Institute of Technology, Via Morego 30, Genova, Italy; Physics Department, University of Pisa, Largo B. Pontecorvo 3, Pisa, Italy
Abstract: A compact modular high-speed high-sensitivity second-harmonic interferometer is used to characterize a pulsed gas jet. The temporal evolution of the line-integrated gas density is measured with a resolution of 1 µs revealing detailed information on its dynamics. The actual radial gas density distribution in the jet is obtained applying the Abel\’s inversion method. The sensitivity of the interferometer is 1 mrad, and its robustness, compactness and modularity make the instrument suitable for practical application. Possible use of the instrument in monitoring cluster formation, and phase-dispersion microscopy is discussed.
Journal/Review: OPTICS EXPRESS
Volume: 19 (25) Pages from: 25479 to: 25487
KeyWords: Optical instruments; Interferometry; Phase measurement; Diagnostic applications of nonlinear optics.DOI: 10.1364/OE.19.025479Citations: 10data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2019-09-15References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here