Applied Physics A

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Integrated nanosecond laser full-field imaging for femtosecond laser-generated surface acoustic waves in metal film-glass substrate multilayer materials

  • Yannis Orphanos
  • Kyriaki Kosma
  • Evaggelos Kaselouris
  • Nikolaos Vainos
  • Vasilis Dimitriou
  • Makis Bakarezos
  • Michael Tatarakis
  • Nektarios A. PapadogiannisEmail author


Femtosecond laser pulses are used for the excitation of surface acoustic waves (SAWs) in a gold thin film transducer deposited on a glass substrate, while a single longitudinal nanosecond laser source is employed for their full-field, high-resolution dynamic interferometric imaging in a pump–probe experimental set-up. The successful combination of the two laser sources in one integrated pump–probe set-up, poses no restrictions in the time-delays. The experimental results are supported by numerical simulations implemented by the connection of a finite difference two-temperature model (TTM) with a finite element method (FEM) model. The new integrated method allows for the investigation of the dynamic response of matter for long timescale ranges. Representative applications for SAWs characterization and surface structural defects detection on Au thin metal film deposited on BK7 glass substrate samples, demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed method and the influence of the pulse duration of the excitation pulses.



We acknowledge the support of this work by the project “ELI-LASERLAB Europe Synergy, HiPER &” (MIS 5002735) which is implemented under the Action “Reinforcement of the Research and Innovation Infrastructure”, funded by the Operational Programme “Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation” (NSRF 2014–2020) and co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Regional Development Fund).This work was supported by computational time granted from the Greek Research & Technology Network (GRNET) in the National HPC facility ARIS under project ID pr005024LaMIPlaS.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yannis Orphanos
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kyriaki Kosma
    • 1
    • 2
  • Evaggelos Kaselouris
    • 1
    • 3
  • Nikolaos Vainos
    • 4
  • Vasilis Dimitriou
    • 1
    • 5
  • Makis Bakarezos
    • 1
    • 2
  • Michael Tatarakis
    • 1
    • 3
  • Nektarios A. Papadogiannis
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Centre for Plasma Physics and Lasers - CPPL, School of Applied SciencesTechnological Educational Institute of CreteRethymnonGreece
  2. 2.Department of Music Technology and Acoustics Engineering, School of Applied SciencesTechnological Educational Institute of CreteRethymnonGreece
  3. 3.Department of Electronic Engineering, School of Applied SciencesTechnological Educational Institute of CreteChaniaGreece
  4. 4.Department of Materials ScienceUniversity of PatrasRioGreece
  5. 5.Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Engineering, School of Applied SciencesTechnological Educational Institute of CreteChaniaGreece

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