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4 April 1997 Theory of ultrashort laser pulse interaction with a metal
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Proceedings Volume 3093, Nonresonant Laser-Matter Interaction (NLMI-9); (1997)
Event: Nonresonant Laser-Matter Interaction, 1996, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
The interaction of subpicosecond laser pulses with metals is studied theoretically using phenomenological two-temperature model. Wide-range approximations for electron thermal conductivity and electron-ion energy exchange rate are proposed. Effects of temperature dependence of the thermophysical characteristics on lattice heating dynamics are discussed. Melting and evaporation kinetics are incorporated into the model to describe the metal ablation. Damage threshold and ablated layer thickness are calculated.
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Sergei I. Anisimov and Baerbel Rethfeld "Theory of ultrashort laser pulse interaction with a metal", Proc. SPIE 3093, Nonresonant Laser-Matter Interaction (NLMI-9), (4 April 1997);

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