Spatial diffusion of highly created excitons in CdS

  • Yasuo Oka
  • Takashi Kushida
Excitonic Molecules
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 57)


The exciton density is determined in CdS from the magnetic field dependence of the triplet-exciton emission intensity. The result shows that the exciton density is saturated markedly for very intense excitations by a nitrogen laser. This behavior is analyzed in terms of the diffusion process of optically created particles from the generated surface to the interior of the crystal. The diffusion length is found to be enhanced by two orders of magnitude for high excitations. This fast diffusion is ascribed to the high-density electron-hole plasma created at the crystal surface.


Excitation Power Magnetic Field Dependence Exciton Emission Excitation Density Exciton Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasuo Oka
    • 1
  • Takashi Kushida
    • 1
  1. 1.The Institute for Solid State PhysicsThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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