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Mask Pattern Transferred Transient Grating Technique

Research Area: Nanofabrication Year: 2004
Type of Publication: Article Keywords: organic compounds, pattern formation, high speed optical techniques, light diffraction, diffraction gratings, thermal diffusion, nonlinear optics, masks
Authors: Okamoto, Koichi; Zhang, Zhaoyu; Scherer, Axel; Wei, D. T.
Journal: Applied Physics Letters Volume: 85
Number: 21 Pages: 4842-4844
Month: November
Abstract:
We have developed a mask pattern transferred transient grating (MPT-TG) technique by using metal grating films. Transient thermal grating is generated by an ultraviolet light pattern transfer to nitrobenzene in 2-propanol solution, and the subsequent effect is detected through its diffraction to a probe beam. The thermal diffusion coefficient is obtained by the relationship between the grating periods and the signal decay lifetime, and is well in agreement with the calculated value. This technique has many advantages, such as a simple setting, an easy alignment, accurate phase control, and high stability for molecular-dynamics study in solutions.
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