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Interaction Of Picosecond Laser Pulses With Solid Surfaces
Author(s): Andrea Marco Malvezzi
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Paper Abstract

The interaction of picosecond laser pulses with solid surfaces is characterized by ultrafast energy transfer from the electronic system to the lattice. Heating and melting occur in the picosecond time scale. In semiconductors, the transfer is mediated by the electron hole plasma. Its kinetics is dominated by nonlinear recombination mechanisms that reduce considerably the maximum carrier concentration at high irradiation levels. Experiments with time resolved optical and photoelectrical techniques have established firm evidence for ultrafast thermal surface heating and rapid carrier recombination.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 August 1987
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0793, Ultrafast Laser Probe Phenomena in Bulk and Microstructure Semiconductors, (3 August 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940862
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Andrea Marco Malvezzi, Harvard University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0793:
Ultrafast Laser Probe Phenomena in Bulk and Microstructure Semiconductors
Robert R. Alfano, Editor(s)

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