Ultrafast Optical Generation of Carriers in a DC Electric Field

  • Alex V. Kuznetsov
  • Christopher J. Stanton
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 330)


Recently, several experimental groups have demonstrated that the ultrafast optical excitation of bulk semiconductors and semiconductor microstructures subjected to a DC electric field produces submillimeter electromagnetic radiation.1–5 The fast-changing photocurrent caused by the ultrafast excitation has been identified as a source of such electromagnetic transients.1 However, the theoretical understanding of the photocurrent on femtosecond time scale is still incomplete.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alex V. Kuznetsov
    • 1
  • Christopher J. Stanton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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