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Physical Review B
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Picosecond spectroscopy of hot anti-Stokes luminescence in GaAs

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We use 0.5-psec laser pulses to excite broad-band optical emission up to 0.9 eV above the band gap of GaAs. This emission is characterized by a pump-probe luminescence correlation time of as small as 1.5 psec (full width at half maximum) and allows us to directly study the energy relaxation and thermalization of hot carriers with a temporal resolution of about 1 psec. The variation with carrier density of both the spectral shape and the emission intensity at a given energy show that at densities less than 3×1017 cm-3, the carriers can undergo appreciable energy loss via LO phonon emission before attaining a thermal distribution by carrier-carrier scattering. © 1986 The American Physical Society.

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15 Oct 1986

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Physical Review B

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