Electron-hole drops in silicon

  • M. Kobayashi
  • S. Narita
Electron-Hole Drops
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 57)


Two problems concerning the emission from Si under high-excitation have been investigated: One of them is the near-infrared emission from highly excited Si-surface by a Q-switched ruby laser. Time-resolved emission spectra make clear the electron-hole liquid phase extending uniformly over the crystal surface. The second problem is the far-infrared emission from Si under high-excitation. We observe the emission due to the 2p-ls transitions of the excitons in Si.


Spectral Shape Excitation Power Free Exciton Infrared Emission Michelson Interferometer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kobayashi
    • 1
  • S. Narita
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Material PhysicsFaculty of Engineering Science, Osaka UniversityToyonaka, OsakaJapan

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