In orde to investigate the effect of the pump beam size on an ultrafast conductivity measurement experiment, an experiment using Femto XL-500 laser and a simulation using Mathematica were performed. From the experiment data, we found that as the size of the pump beam decreases beyond certain limit, the Drude model can not accurately predict the relationship between conductivity and frequency. In addition, the simulation results corroborate with the experiment result that there is a limit for the size of the pump beam.
"From Experiment to Theory: Investigate the Effect of Pump Beam Size on Photovoltaic Material Behavior,"
Macalester Journal of Physics and Astronomy: Vol. 11:
1, Article 15.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/mjpa/vol11/iss1/15