Femtosecond spectroscopic studies of the lattice relaxation initiated by interacting electron-hole pairs under relaxation in alkali halides

T. Shibata, S. Iwai, T. Tokizaki, K. Tanimura, A. Nakamura, N. Itoh

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Abstract

Femtosecond time-resolved spectroscopic studies have been carried out to reveal the relaxation of free electron-hole pairs in KBr. We find that a hole is relaxed to a self-trapped hole with a delay of 10 ps. Two relaxation channels of an electron-hole pair are found: one lasts for 40 ps and leads competitively to a self-trapped exciton (STE) or an F-H pair; the other terminates within 6 ps, bypasses the STE, and leads to an F-H pair. The former channel is ascribed to the interplay between an electron and a self-trapped hole, while the latter demonstrates the dynamic interplay of an electron and a hole during their lattice relaxation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13255-13258
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume49
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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