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Ultrafast electronic processes in highly excited solids: subpicosecond optical studies
Author(s): Guillaume Petite
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Paper Abstract

Modern short pulse lasers are efficient tools for production of high levels of electronic excitation in solids under irradiation, a state which mimics that of the same materials after the passage of any particle which deposits its energy under the form of electronic excitation. Because they can also be used in a number of optical experiments of charge carriers and defect detection, they offer the unique opportunity of unraveling the ultrafast kinetic aspects of atomic processes induced by the electronic excitation, whose final state is the only aspect accessible in the case of other irradiations. After mentioning a few orders of magnitudes concerning the energy deposition, we will show some examples of recent experiments concerning the mechanisms of irradiation defect creation in insulators. The perspectives opened by recent developments of light sources in a wide range of wavelengths will be finally presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3413, Materials Modification by Ion Irradiation, (17 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321950
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Guillaume Petite, CEA Saclay (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3413:
Materials Modification by Ion Irradiation
Emile J. Knystautas, Editor(s)

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