Summary form only given. The aim of this work is to study the amorphization dynamics upon pulsed laser irradiation (ns and fs) with highest temporal resolution (ns and fs). The pump laser used was a femtosecond-seeded regeneratively amplified laser system operating at 800 nm central wavelength with a pulse duration that could be switched from 120 fs to 8 ns by blocking the seed laser. The reflectivity evolution was measured in real-time with ns resolution by focusing a cw probe laser at 532 nm onto the center of the region irradiated by the pump laser and measuring the reflection with a fast photodiode. The sputter-deposited was a 40 nm thick, crystalline Ge 2 Sb 2 Te 5 film on a Si wafer that was covered with a 10 nm thick SiO 2 layer.
17 Jun 2007
Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2007 and the International Quantum Electronics Conference. CLEOE-IQEC 2007. European Conference on