Pattern Formation during CW Laser Melting of Silicon

  • K. Dworschak
  • J. S. Preston
  • J. E. Sipe
  • H. M. Van Driel
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 183)


We summarize our recent experimental and theoretical work on the molten-solid morphologies which form during irradiation of thin Si films by a cw, ⋋ = 10.6µm laser. We have observed a variety of ordered and disordered patterns which depend on laser intensity, spot size, polarization and angle of incidence.


Spot Size Pattern Formation Laser Intensity Solid Region Grating Structure 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Dworschak
    • 1
  • J. S. Preston
    • 1
  • J. E. Sipe
    • 1
  • H. M. Van Driel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Toronto and Ontario Laser and Lightwave Research CentreTorontoCanada

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