physics

Laser melting of silicon: the first few picoseconds, at Annual Meeting of the Electrochemical Society (Chicago, IL), Saturday, October 1, 1988
The use of a streak camera makes it possible to improve the study of the melting of silicon during picosecond laser annealing. Its time resolution of 1.8 ps enables us to confirm that the molten silicon is heated above the melting temperature. It also provides spatial information on the melting process.
Fourier transform heterodyne spectroscopy of liquid interfaces, at Conference on Laser Materials and Laser Spectroscopy '88 (Shanghai, People's Republic of China), Friday, July 1, 1988
By acousto-optically shifting the local oscillator in a heterodyne set-up, a spectral resolution of better than 150 mHz can be obtained. Applications of the technique to the study of interfacial phenomena are discussed.
Light scattering from nonequilibrium liquid interfaces, at Tenth Symposium on Thermophysical Properties (Gaithersburg, MD), Wednesday, June 1, 1988
The asymmetry of the two Brillouin peaks of light scattered from capillary waves on a water-nitrogen interface subject to a temperature gradient has been observed using a Fourier transform heterodyne technique. The local oscillator is frequency-shifted by a few kHz to separate the Stokes and anti-Stokes components. Although the sign and the order of magnitude of the effect agree with linear theory, the magnitude of the experimental asymmetry is about one half of the one predicted by linear fluctuating hydrodynamics.

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