Digital inline pump-probe holography can be applied to estimate parameters of samples' optical nonlinear properties. Herewe propose a mathematical model to describe noncollinear degenerate phase modulation in samples with inhomogeneities of nonlinear refractive index over all three dimensions, namely, two-layered samples and samples with local impurities. The impact of sample parameters in the considered configurations is analyzed. We show that analysis of inline digital holograms obtained by time-resolved inline digital holography can be successfully used for rapid detection and characterization of various types of nonlinear refractive index inhomogeneities.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering