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Ultrafast carrier response of Br+-irradiated In0.53Ga0.47As excited at telecommunication wavelengths
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FIG. 1.

Band structure of In0.53Ga0.47As, taken from Ref. 17 . The red arrows represent photoexcitation at 1400 nm, the blue arrows at 800 nm; the dotted line marks the energy of the L-valley minimum.

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FIG. 2.

Depth profile of calculated (SRIM) and measured (SIMS) Br-ion implantation densities.

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FIG. 3.

Scheme of the experimental setup in non-collinear for time-resolved THz spectroscopy. D1—motorized stage for controlling the pump-probe delay (τ p ), TOPAS—optical parametric amplifier, E—emitter (ZnTe crystal), M—ellipsoidal mirrors, D2—motorized stage for scanning the THz pulse profile, L—pellicle beam-splitter, S—sensor (ZnTe crystal).

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FIG. 4.

Complex transient conductivity spectra: experimental data (symbols) and the Drude fit (lines) for sample A (left) and sample C (right).

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FIG. 5.

Transient conductivity spectra of the sample D in the two-dimensional frequency domain (in Ω−1 THz−1 m−1). (a) real part measured and (b) fitted, respectively; (c) and (d) imaginary part measured and fitted, respectively; (e) and (f) amplitude of the complex conductivity measured and fitted, respectively; and (g) residuals of a complex fit. The complex fitting was done by using Eq. (2) which assumes an exponential decay of the free carrier concentration with the lifetime τc.

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FIG. 6.

Decay of the normalized ultrafast conductivity for samples A, B, and C and for several initial photocarrier densities. We plot the evolution of the photoconductivity at 1 THz [i.e., Δσ(ω0 = 2π × 1012s−1p)] obtained following the method described at the end of the Sec. III . Note that the vertical scale for plots (b)–(d) is logarithmic. Experiment: symbols, fit: lines.

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FIG. 7.

Comparison of (a) carrier lifetimes [τc is effective carrier lifetime obtained in experiments with photoexcitation at 800 nm, 15 τe is the lifetime of electrons, and τh is the lifetime of holes] and (b) mobilities [µc refers to Ref. 15 , µe is the mobility of electrons, and µh is the mobility of holes] as a function of host-atom displacement concentration. Closed symbols: excitation at 800 nm; 15 open symbols: excitation at 1400 nm.


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Table I.

Sheet resistivity ρsheet and Hall mobility µHall obtained by DC resistivity and Hall measurements (∼10% experimental error); scattering time τs,e and mobility µe obtained by fitting the transient conductivity spectra with the Drude formula Eq. (1) for the specified range of initial carrier concentrations n 0 (values obtained from the fit).

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Table II.

Summary of the values of parameters stemming from the kinetic model Eq. (4) of the decay of electron and hole populations.


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Scitation: Ultrafast carrier response of Br+-irradiated In0.53Ga0.47As excited at telecommunication wavelengths