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Photoelectric Effect at Sub-Photon Energy in Incident Pulsed Laser Radiation

@article{Kovalev2019PhotoelectricEA,
  title={Photoelectric Effect at Sub-Photon Energy in Incident Pulsed Laser Radiation},
  author={Valerii I Kovalev},
  journal={arXiv: Optics},
  year={2019}
}
Photoelectric effect in a Ge-on-Si single-photon avalanche detector (SPAD) at a sub-photon energy in incident pulsed laser radiation is considered in frames of classical electrodynamics of continuous media. It is shown that the energy of incident laser radiation, which is shared among a huge number of electrons in Ge matrix, can concentrate on only one of these through the effect of the constructive interference of the fields re-emitted by surrounding electrons. Conservation of energy in this… 

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