1 April 1990 Ultrafast optical processes in mercuric iodide
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Abstract
Subpicosecond time-resolved transient grating and transient absorption experiments were performed in mercuric iodide, a wide bandgap semiconductor. Sub-bandgap excitation in the Urbach tail induces an index grating which forms in about 2 ps and which exhibits biexponential decay with time constants 60 ps and 1 .5ns. We ascribe this change in the index of refraction to the formation of defect states. In addition, coherent Raman excitation of the 1 14 cm1 Aig lattice mode was observed.
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Leah R. Williams and Richard J. M. Anderson "Ultrafast optical processes in mercuric iodide", Proc. SPIE 1209, Picosecond and Femtosecond Spectroscopy from Laboratory to Real World, (1 April 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.17905; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.17905
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