D. K. Ferry, M. A. Osman, H. L. Grubin

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Relatively dense electron-hole plasmas can be produced in semiconductors by femtosecond pulses of laser radiation. The decay of the energy from the carriers to the lattice is a property of the many-body interactions and the carrier-phonon interactions. The authors discuss the role of the Coulomb potential between the carriers in affecting this decay and in the screening process. It is found in high-density plasmas that the energy decay from the electrons to the lattice is heavily screened. The major channel for this decay is through the electron-hole interaction to the holes, where it decays to the lattice through the emission of transverse optical phonons. Screening of the dense plasma is complicated because of the far-from-equilibrium state of the carriers during the energy decay process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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