Coherent optical phonons with very large quality factors: The E 2-low mode in ZnO

C. Aku-Leh, Jimin Zhao, R. Merlin, Jose Menendez

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Pump-probe experiments reveal that the lifetime of the low-energy E 2 phonon in ZnO is τ ∼ 210 ps at 5K giving a quality factor Q = 1870. The decay rate is dominated by isotopic disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series
PublisherOptical Society of American (OSA)
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2004
EventInternational Quantum Electronics Conference, IQEC - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: May 21 2004May 26 2004


OtherInternational Quantum Electronics Conference, IQEC
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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