Laser-induced temperature rise in anisotropic substrates

Yong Feng Lu

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Laser-induced temperature rise in anisotropic substrates has been investigated by solving the heat equation in anisotropic media. A model was derived to calculate the laser-induced temperature in anisotropic substrates. It is found that the heat equation in anisotropic media can be simplified to a heat equation in isotropic media by coordinate transformation. The anisotropy of the media can then be reflected by heat source transformation. The results reveal that the laser-induced temperature rise can be significantly affected by the anisotropy of the substrate. The thermal conductivity change along the Z direction (downward into the substrate) will affect the temperature rise more significantly than that along the X and Y directions (parallel to the substrate surface). The anisotropy in thermal conductivity not only affects the peak temperature rise, but also affects the shape of the temperature profile.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4893-4900
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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