Five-wave-mixing spectroscopy of ultrafast electron dynamics at a Si(001) surface

C. Voelkmann, M. Reichelt, T. Meier, S. W. Koch, U. Höfer

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A new class of surface-sensitive, time-resolved experiments that is complementary to two-photon photoemission (2PPE) was introduced. Two well-established techniques: four-wave mixing (4WM) and second-harmonic generation (SHG) were combined to obtain a five-wave-mixing (5WM) process. The potential of the technique was demonstrated with results obtained for a Si(001) surface using ultrashort 13 fs pulses. The observed delayed rise and decay of the 5WM signal on time scales of 50 and 250 fs were both interpreted in terms of scattering within the Ddown band of the reconstructed surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number127405
Pages (from-to)127405-1-127405-4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Mar 26 2004
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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