Picosecond ultrasonics with a free-running dual-comb laser [article]

Justinas Pupeikis, Benjamin Willenberg, Francois Bruno, Mike Hettich, Alexander Nussbaum-Lapping, Matthias Golling, Carolin P. Bauer, Sandro L. Camenzind, Abdelmjid Benayad, Patrice Camy, Bertrand Audoin, Christopher R. Phillips (+1 others)
2021 arXiv   pre-print
We present a free-running 80-MHz dual-comb polarization-multiplexed solid-state laser which delivers 1.8 W of average power with 110-fs pulse duration per comb. With a high-sensitivity pump-probe setup, we apply this free-running dual-comb laser to picosecond ultrasonic measurements. The ultrasonic signatures in a semiconductor multi-quantum-well structure originating from the quantum wells and superlattice regions are revealed and discussed. We further demonstrate ultrasonic measurements on a
more » ... hin-film metalized sample and compare these measurements to ones obtained with a pair of locked femtosecond lasers. Our data show that a free-running dual-comb laser is well-suited for picosecond ultrasonic measurements and thus it offers a significant reduction in complexity and cost for this widely adopted non-destructive testing technique.
arXiv:2109.00457v1 fatcat:retxfz2b7zfkfj6xczigq4ey6a