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Sub-Picosecond Raman Spectroscopy Of Semiconductors
Author(s): J. C. Tsang; J. A. Kash
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Paper Abstract

Recent advances in laser and optical detector technology have made it possible to perform time resolved Raman scattering experiments on opaque semiconductors with sub-picosecond temporal resolution. This has allowed us to directly study the initial stages in the relaxation of energetic carriers in 111-V semiconductors such as GaAs and Gal1-xAlxAs. The generation of a non-equilibrium population of longitudinal optic (LO) phonons by a well characterized population of energetic carriers has been temporally resolved in GaAs. Changes in the screening of the LO phonons due to the creation of a high density of hot carriers and their cooling have also been observed. These studies have been extended to the alloy system Gal1-xAlxAs to characterize the changes introduced into the hot carrier relaxation processes by alloy disorder effects. The modification of the carrier relaxation processes due to the presence of strong carrier-carrier scattering was observed using the hot luminescence which accompanied the Raman scattering at high excitation levels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0742, Laser Applications to Chemical Dynamics, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.966901
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J. C. Tsang, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center (United States)
J. A. Kash, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0742:
Laser Applications to Chemical Dynamics
Mostafa A. El-Sayed, Editor(s)

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