TITLE

Laser-induced structural instabilities in amorphous materials

AUTHOR(S)
Abdulhalim, I.; Beserman, R.; Khait, Yu. L.; Weil, R.
PUB. DATE
December 1987
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;12/7/1987, Vol. 51 Issue 23, p1898
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Amorphous materials irradiated by cw lasers undergo structural changes, which depend quasiperiodically on the irradiation time. The changes in the transmitted light intensity are related to the changes of the Raman line shape. The structural changes between metastable states are favored by the photogenerated free carriers.
ACCESSION #
9825211

 

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