Dynamic simulation of a photoconductive switching experiment

K. M. Connolly, S. M. El-Ghazaly, R. O. Grondin, R. P. Joshi, D. K. Ferry

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Improved modelling of photoconductive switching experiments can be obtained by embedding a bipolar ensemble Monte Carlo model of the photoconductive gap into a time domain solution of Maxwell's equations. In addition to making fewer assumptions than previous models, this technique allows for the simulation of a probe pulse used in pump and probe experiments. Thus it is possible to accurately simulate the entire experiment and plot the quantity actually observed in the experiments-the phase shift of the probe beam.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number049
JournalSemiconductor Science and Technology
Issue number3 B
Publication statusPublished - 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Connolly, K. M., El-Ghazaly, S. M., Grondin, R. O., Joshi, R. P., & Ferry, D. K. (1992). Dynamic simulation of a photoconductive switching experiment. Semiconductor Science and Technology, 7(3 B), [049]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0268-1242/7/3B/049