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Anne L'Huillier

Anne l'Huillier

Professor

Anne L'Huillier

XUV-induced transient phase gratings for probing ultra-fast carrier generation and recombination processes in wide-bandgap semiconductors

Author

  • Markus Gabrysch
  • Jörg Schwenke
  • Tadas Balciunas
  • Xinkui He
  • Rafal Rakowski
  • Per Johnsson
  • Sophie Canton
  • Jan Isberg
  • Anne L'Huillier

Summary, in English

A method for probing the temporal evolution of ultra-fast carrier generation and recombination processes in wide-bandgap semiconductors, e.g. diamond, is described. Two extreme ultraviolet (pump) pulses produced by high-order harmonic generation in Argon gas (with a photon energy of 32 eV) are superimposed on a sample with a small angle between them, inducing periodic changes in the refractive index of the material causing it to act as a transient diffraction grating. A delayed synchronized infrared (probe) pulse gets diffracted on the induced phase grating and is detected in the first diffraction order. By varying the time-delay between pump and probe, the full temporal evolution of the free carrier generation and recombination processes can be resolved. Feasibility calculations and the first steps towards experimental implementation are presented.

Department/s

  • MAX IV Laboratory
  • Atomic Physics
  • NanoLund

Publishing year

2013

Language

English

Pages

59-65

Publication/Series

Annalen der Physik

Volume

525

Issue

1-2

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

John Wiley and Sons

Topic

  • Natural Sciences
  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
  • Physical Sciences

Keywords

  • Electron cascade
  • wide-bandgap semiconductor
  • ultrafast carrier
  • phenomena
  • XUV
  • pump-probe
  • transient phase grating
  • high-order harmonic
  • generation

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0003-3804