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Title: Theory of suppressing avalanche process of carrier in short pulse laser irradiated dielectrics

A theory for controlling avalanche process of carrier during short pulse laser irradiation is proposed. We show that avalanche process of conduction band electrons (CBEs) is determined by the occupation number of phonons in dielectrics. The theory provides a way to suppress avalanche process and a direct judgment for the contribution of avalanche process and photon ionization process to the generation of CBEs. The obtained temperature dependent rate equation shows that the laser induced damage threshold of dielectrics, e.g., fused silica, increase nonlinearly with the decreases of temperature. Present theory predicts a new approach to improve the laser induced damage threshold of dielectrics.
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Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics, 115(20):Article No. 203112
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Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
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United States
Avalanche process; Pulse laser irradiation; Photon ionization