Phonons, defects and optical damage in crystalline acetanilide

Thomas J. Kosic, Jeffrey R. Hill, Dana D. Dlott

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Intense picosecond pulses cause accumulated optical damage in acetanilide crystals at low temperature. Catastrophic damage to the irradiated volume occurs after an incubation period where defects accumulate. The optical damage is monitored with subanosecond time resolution. The generation of defects is studied with damage-detected picosecond spectroscopy. The accumulation of defects is studied by time-resolved coherent Raman scattering, which is used to measure optical phonon scattering from the accumulating defects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-178
Number of pages10
JournalChemical Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 15 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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