Some calculations of temperature profiles in thin films with laser heating

E. Abraham, J. M. Halley

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Abstract

We present some calculations of heat flow in an absorbing film deposited on a non-absorbing substrate. The energy source is a Gaussian laser beam. We analyse the effects of film thickness, thermal conductivity, spot radius and forced cooling on the temperature profile and, in a special case, the time evolution of that profile. The emphasis is on applications in optical bistability. © 1987 Springer-Verlag.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-285
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Physics A: Solids and Surfaces
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1987

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