Photoinduced charge carrier dynamics in germanium

Inzani, G. and Eskandari-asl, A. and Adamska, L. and Moio, B. (2023) Photoinduced charge carrier dynamics in germanium. Il nuovo cimento C, 46 (4). pp. 1-4. ISSN 1826-9885

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The light-induced injection of charge carriers from the valence to the conduction band of a solid, and their subsequent thermalization and relaxation, are fundamental physical processes. They allow dynamically altering the conductivity of a semiconductor, controlling its electro-optical properties with light fields. In this paper, we discuss the elusive photoinjection mechanism occurring during light-matter interaction, to then focus on the charge thermalization and relaxation processes in germanium.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2024 11:03
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2024 11:03

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