Optical Determination of Hot Carrier Distribution Functions

  • G. Bauer
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 17)


In dealing with a hot carrier situation, the most important problem to be solved both experimentally and theoretically is the determination of the carrier distribution function (1). The shape of the distribution function, e.g. its energy (E) and wavevector (k) dependence directly reflects the interactions of the carriers with the lattice. A transport property like the drift velocity always represents an integral average weighted by the distribution function (DF) and thus does not more contain the full information which is buried in the distribution function.


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  • G. Bauer
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  1. 1.I. Physikalisches InstitutRWTH AachenAachenGermany

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