Accession Number:

ADA525581

Title:

Theoretical Modeling of Ultrashot Laser Pulse Interaction With Dielectric and Semiconductor Materials

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 25 Jul 2008-25 Jan 2010

Corporate Author:

BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES SOFIA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-05-24

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

A microscopic quantum-kinetic theory based on density matrix formalism is formulated to describe the processes of short pulse laser interaction with materials such as semiconductors accounting for arbitrary spatial inhomogeneities in the excitation conditions and other spatial phenomena such as filamentation of tightly focused femtosecond laser pulses, structural modification and catastrophic optical damage. A system of Boltzmann-Bloch transport equations are established that include both space and momentum dependence of the electron and hole distribution functions and the polarization. Microscopic electronphonon and electron-electron scattering terms as well as scattering terms that lead to transitions between valence and conduction bands, i.e. impact ionization and recombination terms, are included explicitly in the equations. The formulated theory describes the spatio-temporal dynamics of electrons and holes in inhomogeneously excited materials including the coherent interactions of carriers and the laser light field as well as transport due to spatial gradients and electrostatic forces.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE