Simulations of the phonon Bragg switch in GaAs
- 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. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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