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Transient photoconductivity and photo-excited carrier dynamics in (Bi1-xInx)2Se3 thin films
Author(s): Teng Shi; Kateryna Kushnir; Zhengtianye Wang; Stephanie Law; Lyubov Titova
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Paper Abstract

We use time-resolved THz spectroscopy to study microscopic conductivity and photoinduced carrier dynamics in MBE-grown 100 nm thick (Bi1-xInx)2Se3 thin films with indium concentration varying from x=0 to x=0.5. Both intrinsic and photoinduced conductivity in Bi2Se3 is significantly higher compared to the films with x=0.25 and x=0.50, with carriers that are not constrained by the twin domain boundaries and exhibit high mobility of 1100 cm2/Vs. We find that introducing indium with concentration of x=0.25 and higher, above the threshold for a topological to trivial transition, suppresses both intrinsic and photoinduced conductivity by over an order of magnitude and reduces the lifetime of photoexcited carriers. These findings demonstrate that controlling indium concentration in (Bi1-xInx)2Se3 films provides an avenue to design (Bi1- xInx)2Se3 films with desired properties for high-speed optoelectronic devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2020
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 11278, Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XXIV, 112780H (27 February 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2546692
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Teng Shi, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (United States)
Kateryna Kushnir, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (United States)
Zhengtianye Wang, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Stephanie Law, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Lyubov Titova, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11278:
Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XXIV
Markus Betz; Abdulhakem Y. Elezzabi, Editor(s)

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