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Applied Physics A

, Volume 100, Issue 1, pp 105–112 | Cite as

X-ray diffraction from the ripple structures created by femtosecond laser pulses

  • A. Jurgilaitis
  • R. Nüske
  • H. Enquist
  • H. Navirian
  • P. Sondhauss
  • J. Larsson
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Abstract

In this paper, we present the investigation and characterization of the laser-induced surface structure on an asymmetrically cut InSb crystal. We describe diffraction from the ripple surface and present a theoretical model that can be used to simulate X-ray energy scans. The asymmetrically cut InSb sample was irradiated with short-pulse radiation centred at 800 nm, with fluences ranging from 10 to 80 mJ/cm2. The irradiated sample surface profile was investigated using optical and atomic force microscopy. We have investigated how laser-induced ripples influence the possibility of studying repetitive melting of solids using X-ray diffraction. The main effects arise from variations in local asymmetry angles, which reduce the attenuation length and increase the X-ray diffraction efficiency.

Keywords

InSb Femtosecond Laser Pulse Molten Layer Ripple Structure Ripple Formation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Jurgilaitis
    • 1
  • R. Nüske
    • 1
  • H. Enquist
    • 1
  • H. Navirian
    • 1
  • P. Sondhauss
    • 1
  • J. Larsson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsLund UniversityLundSweden

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