Laser-induced local heating of multilayers

Masud Mansuripur, G. A. Neville Connell, Joseph W. Goodman

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For a multilayer structure illuminated by a laser beam, absorption of optical energy in the absorptive layers and the diffusion of the resultant heat throughout the structure are studied. Analytical and numerical procedures for this study are described, and, as a specific example, the profiles of temperature distribution during recording on a magnetooptical disk are presented. The technique is also expected to be of value for studies of thermal marking and laser annealing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1106-1114
Number of pages9
JournalApplied optics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 15 1982
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Mansuripur, M., Neville Connell, G. A., & Goodman, J. W. (1982). Laser-induced local heating of multilayers. Applied optics, 21(6), 1106-1114.