Experimental observation of vibrations produced by pulsed laser beam in MgO:57Fe Academic Article uri icon


  • We report the first observation of a laser-produced vibration with the aid of Mössbauer techniques. Thin platelets of MgO single crystals were doped by diffusion of 57Fe atoms. The illumination of the MgO: 57Fe sample with a pulsed Nd:YAG laser produced a significant broadening of the Mössbauer spectrum. In order to find out what caused these changes, we performed a series of time-domain experiments, in which the Mössbauer spectra were collected only during a 2.5 μs gate interval. This gate interval was swept from 5 μs to 190 μs over the time interval between the two laser pulses. After laser irradiation, the position of the Mössbauer line was found to be changing in time as a decaying oscillations of well-defined frequency, which can be due to the vibration of the sample induced by the laser pulse. © 2006 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.

author list (cited authors)

  • Vagizov, F., Kolesov, R., Olariu, S., Rostovtsev, Y., & Kocharovskaya, O

complete list of authors

  • Vagizov, Farit||Kolesov, Roman||Olariu, Silviu||Rostovtsev, Yuri||Kocharovskaya, Olga

publication date

  • January 1, 2006 11:11 AM