Inverse problem solving in semiconductor photoacoustics by neural networks

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We developed a method of inverse problem solving in semiconductor photoacoustics based on neural networks application. Simple structured neural networks, trained on a large set of data obtained by the well–known theoretical models in the 20 Hz–20 kHz modulation frequency range, are applied to determine thermal diffusivity, coefficient of linear expansion and thickness of n–type silicon samples, using undistorted experimental photoacoustic signals. The efficiency of the neural networks was tested depending on the type of input data, showing the best performances in the case when signal amplitudes and phases are simultaneously presented to the network. Real–time parameter prediction is achieved together with high accuracy and reliability allowing one to perform the full characterization of a sample in the frequency domain.




Djordjevic, K. L., Markushev, D. D., Ćojbašić, Ž. M., & Galović, S. P. (2020). Inverse problem solving in semiconductor photoacoustics by neural networks. Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering, 1–15.

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