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Title: Raman thermometry: Effective temperature of the nonuniform temperature field induced by a Gaussian laser

Raman spectroscopy is a widely applied analytical technique with numerous applications that is based on inelastic scattering of monochromatic light, which is typically provided by a laser. Irradiation of a sample by a laser beam is always accompanied by an increase in the sample temperature, which may be unwanted or may be beneficial for studying temperature-related effects and determining thermal parameters. This work reports analyses of the temperature field induced by a Gaussian laser to calculate the Raman scattered intensity related to each temperature value of the nonuniform field present on the sample. The effective temperature of the probed field, calculated as an average weighted by the laser intensity, is demonstrated to be about 70% of the maximum temperature irrespective of the absorption coefficient or the laser focus. Finally, using crystalline silicon as a model material, it is shown that this effective value closely approximates the temperature value identified from the thermally related peak shift.
Authors:
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  1. New Technologies Research Centre, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Plzeň 30614 (Czech Republic)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22493045
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 118; Journal Issue: 23; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ABSORPTION; CRYSTAL STRUCTURE; INELASTIC SCATTERING; LASER RADIATION; LASERS; MONOCHROMATIC RADIATION; RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY; SILICON; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT; VISIBLE RADIATION