Femtosecond Studies of Intraband Relaxation of Semiconductors and Molecules

  • A. J. Taylor
  • D. J. Erskine
  • C. L. Tang
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Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 38)


In this talk we present a summary of our studies of the ultrafast relaxation dynamics of hot carriers in semiconductors [1] and of highly excited dye molecules in solution [2] using the equal pulse correlation technique [3]. 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.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Taylor
    • 1
  • D. J. Erskine
    • 1
  • C. L. Tang
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials Science CenterCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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