Micrometer scale visualization of thermal waves by photoreflectance microscopy

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We propose a novel approach of photoreflectance microscopy that provides a direct visualization of the phase contour lines of the thermal wave. The method is applicable to (possibly heterogeneous) samples of mediocre polish. In a locally homogeneous region it yields the local thermal diffusivity.

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  • L. Pottier

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