Characterization of thin-film losses with a synchronously pumped ringdown cavity.

@article{Vaschenko2003CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of thin-film losses with a synchronously pumped ringdown cavity.},
  author={Georgiy O. Vaschenko and Yogesh Godwal and Carmen S Menoni and Claude Montcalm and Richard Blacker and Daniel Siegfried},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={2003},
  volume={42 22},
  pages={4584-9}
}
We describe the use of a synchronously pumped ringdown cavity for measuring total optical losses, absorption and scattering, in thin optical films of arbitrary thickness on transparent substrates. This technique is compared with a single-pulse ringdown cavity regime and is shown to have a superior signal-to-noise ratio and resolution. We also provide an… CONTINUE READING