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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1369–1371

Time-resolved THz spectroscopy of proton-bombarded InP

C. Messner, H. Kostner, R. A. Höpfel, and K. Unterrainer  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 18, Issue 9, pp. 1369-1371 (2001)

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We investigate the recombination dynamics of photoexcited carriers in proton-bombarded InP crystals using near-infrared pump–THz-probe spectroscopy. The carrier lifetime is directly related to the proton dose and hence to the induced trap density: In weakly damaged samples we observe a saturation of the trap states for high-excitation densities. For highly damaged samples the time-dependent THz transmission can be explained by taking into account an Auger-assisted trapping process.

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OCIS Codes
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors

C. Messner, H. Kostner, R. A. Höpfel, and K. Unterrainer, "Time-resolved THz spectroscopy of proton-bombarded InP," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 1369-1371 (2001)

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