Simulations of the phonon Bragg switch in GaAs
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Solid State Communications
It has recently been proposed that X-rays can be switched on sub-picosecond time-scales by using laser-generated coherent optical phonons: The so called phonon Bragg switch. We present here detailed simulations of the efficiency of such a switch by solving the time-dependent generalized Takagi-Taupin equations utilizing a perturbative approach. We explore the switching efficiency in diffraction from the (004) planes of GaAs as a function of both excited phonon wave vector and amplitude.
- Physical Sciences
- Natural Sciences
- inelastic light scattering
- X-ray scattering
- ISSN: 0038-1098