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Gate-tunable ultrafast optical response of single-layer graphene

Pogna, EAA and Balci, O and Pedrinazzi, P and Guizzardi, M and Tomadin, A and Soavi, G and Polini, M and Ferrari, AC and Cerullo, G (2019) Gate-tunable ultrafast optical response of single-layer graphene. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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© 2019 IEEE The ultrafast relaxation dynamics in single-layer graphene (SLG) is of key importance for its applications in optoelectronic devices which rely on the dynamic response of charge carriers, such as photodetectors, saturable absorbers and modulators[1]. The absorption via interband transitions of a photon of energy ℏω in SLG promotes an electron from an energy -ℏω/2 in the valence band to an energy ℏω/2 in the conduction band. This strongly non-equilibrium distribution thermalizes by electron-electron scattering (t~10-20 fs) to a hot Fermi-Dirac (FD) distribution, which in turn equilibrates with the cold lattice via interaction with strongly-coupled optical phonons (SCOP, t~200-300 fs) and, on a longer time scale, via anharmonic coupling with acoustic phonons (t~1-2 ps) [2].

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