Hot phonons in GaAs revisited

W. Pötz, M. A. Osman, D. K. Ferry

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The importance of hot phonon effects in laser-excited GaAs is reevaluated in view of recent work that has focused on the role of carrier dynamics in the cooling process. Our calculations show that both lattice heating and the details in the carrier dynamics play an important role in the initial state of the cooling process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)673-676
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Electronics
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988


  • Polar semiconductors
  • carrier cooling rates
  • electron-hole interaction
  • laser excitation
  • lattice heating
  • theory of hot carrier dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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