Microscopic many-body analysis of ultrafast photocurrents in semiconductor nanostructures

Torsten Meier, Quang Tuyen Vu, Huynh Thanh Duc, Bernhard Pasenow, Hartmut Haug, Stephan W. Koch

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The dynamics of charge and spin currents generated by two-color femtosecond laser pulses is investigated by numerical solutions of the semiconductor Bloch equations. After the coherent excitation, the photocurrents decay due to scattering processes. A non-Markovian treatment of the electron LO-phonon coupling leads to weak oscillations in the current transients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUltrafast Phenomena XV
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Conference
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9783540687795
StatePublished - 2007

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Chemical Physics
ISSN (Print)0172-6218

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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