Abstract

Ultrafast surface excitation of metals results in a transient nonequilibrium in the temperatures of electrons and lattice. Electrons thermalize rapidly via electron-electron scattering while electron-phonon scattering is expected to take more than 100 fs. Experimental techniques used to study the electron cooling dynamics include thermally assisted photoemission,1 thermal modulation of the optical conslants,2 and multishot optical damage.3

© 1990 Optical Society of America

PDF Article
More Like This
Femtosecond transient thermomodnlation of thin gold films with different crystal structures

H. E. ELSAYED-ALI, U. Rochester, T. JUHASZ, and G. O. SMITH
CTUH43 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) 1990

Ultrafast relaxation of electrons probed by surface plasmons at a thin silver film

ROGIES H. M. GROBNEVELD, RUDOLF SPRIK, and AD LAGENDIJK
QTUJ6 International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC) 1990

Determination of the Transient Electron Temperature in Femtosecond Laser-Induced Air Plasmas

Zhanliang Sun, Jinhai Chen, and Wolfgang Rudolph
CTuPP5 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) 2010

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription