Fast electronic transport is investigated theoretically based on a drift-diffusion approach for different classes of materials (metals, semiconductors, and dielectrics) under ultrafast, pulsed laser irradiation. The simulations are performed at intensities above the material removal threshold, characteristic for the ablation regime. The laser-induced charging of dielectric surfaces causes a subpicosecond electrostatic rupture of the superficial layers, an effect which, in comparison, is strongly inhibited for metals and semiconductors as a consequence of superior carrier transport properties.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - 9 Feb 2004|