Personal computer-based simulation of laser interactions with materials

Rajiv K. Singh, John Viatella

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

19 Scopus citations


A user-friendly, personal computer-based routine called SLIM (simulation of laser interaction with materials) has been developed to elucidate the nonequilibrium effects of short, high-intensity laser pulses on different materials. By employing an implicit finite-difference scheme with varying spatial- and temporal-node dimensions, the time-dependent thermal history of laser-irradiated material can be determined quickly and accurately. The program can account for the temperature-dependent optical and thermal properties of the solid, time-dependent laser pulse intensity, and formation and propagation of the melt and/or vaporization interfaces induced by intense laser irradiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-23
Number of pages4
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1992
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Personal computer-based simulation of laser interactions with materials'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this