The dynamics of optically generated electron-hole pairs is investigated in a disordered semiconductor nanowire. The particle pairs are generated by short laser pulses and their dynamics is followed using the Heisenberg equation of motion. Is is shown that Coulomb-correlation acts against localization in the case of the two-interacting particles (TIP) problem. Furthermore, currents are generated using a coherent combination of full-gap and half-gap pulses. The subsequent application of a full-gap pulse after time $\tau$ produces an intraband echo phenomenon $2\tau$ time later. The echo current is shown to depend on the mass ratio between the electrons and the holes.
- Pub Date:
- November 2001
- Condensed Matter - Disordered Systems and Neural Networks
- 4 pages, 2 figures, to be published in Proceedings of XXXVIth Rencontres de Moriond (Jan 2001) "Electronic correlations: from Meso- to Nano-physics"