TITLE

Solid-liquid phase transitions in CdTe crystals under pulsed laser irradiation

AUTHOR(S)
Gnatyuk, V. A.; Aoki, T.; Gorodnychenko, 0. S.; Hatanaka, Y.
PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;11/3/2003, Vol. 83 Issue 18, p3704
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Phase transitions in CdTe crystals irradiated with nanosecond KrF (248 nm) excimer laser pulses were investigated by a numerical simulation and time-resolved reflectivity method. By solving the time-dependent heat flow equation and taking into account the temperature dependences of semiconductor parameters, the time dependence of the surface temperature in a CdTe crystal was calculated as a function of laser pulse intensity. The dynamics of laser-induced melting was directly monitored by measurements of the reflection coefficient of a probe laser beam (532 nm). The melting and ablation thresholds have been determined as 2.5 and 7.3 MW/cm[sup 2], respectively. © 2003 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
11210025

 

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