Measuring femtosecond lifetimes of free charge carriers in gallium arsenide

A.E. Levashova, A.A. Pastor, P.Y. Serdobintsev, V.V. Chaldyshev

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Abstract

Peculiarities of the measurement of femtosecond lifetimes of free charge carriers in gallium arsenide grown by the method of molecular beam epitaxy are considered. The carrier lifetime is determined by a variant of the pump-probe method in which the pumping and probing radiation beams are incident onto the semiconductor sample surface at the Brewster angle. The proposed variant ensures the detection of a change in the induced refractive index even in the case of very small response signals, thus providing for a high sensitivity of measurements. It is shown that the relative signal changes near the Brewster angle reach a maximum level.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-515
JournalTechnical Physics Letters
Volume40
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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