Modeling of femtosecond laser damage threshold on the two-layer metal films

A. M. Chen, H. F. Xu, Y. F. Jiang, L. Z. Sui, D. J. Ding, H. Liu, M. X. Jin

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The heating processes of the single-layer gold thin film and the two-layer film assembly of gold padded with other metal (silver, copper and nickel) irradiated by femtosecond laser pulse are studied by the two-temperature model. It is found that the substrate metal can change energy transport, which is corresponding to the temperature changing process, and the thermal equilibrium time. Compared with the single-layer gold film at the same laser fluence, the two-layer film structure can change the damage threshold of the gold surface. Our results indicate that we can maximize the damage threshold of the gold film surface by altering the thickness ratio of the gold layer and the substrate layer in the two-layer film assembly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1678-1683
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 15
Externally publishedYes


  • Damage threshold
  • Electron temperature
  • Laser heating
  • Lattice temperature
  • Two-layer film
  • Two-temperature model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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