Femtosecond Studies of Intraband Relaxation of Semiconductors and Molecules
In this talk we present a summary of our studies of the ultrafast relaxation dynamics of hot carriers in semiconductors  and of highly excited dye molecules in solution  using the equal pulse correlation technique . These intraband processes occur on timescales comparable to the pulsewidths generated by current femtosecond (fs) technology, and hence present difficulties in extracting their relaxation times due to the presence of slow relaxation processes and of the coherent artifact.
KeywordsCarrier Density Nile Blue Multiple Quantum Well Polar Optical Phonon Hole Valence Band
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