We conducted time-resolved terahertz spectroscopy measurements on the elemental semiconductor tellurium. Pump-probe measurements were used to find the conductivity as a function of time in single crystalline tellurium samples. It was found that the excitation dynamics in tellurium changes for photon energies of 1.03 eV and 1.55 eV. The change in these excitation dynamics was attributed to intervalley scattering effects. A model using intervalley scattering and Auger recombination was fit to the data, giving a value of 2.28 ps for the intervalley scattering time constant in tellurium.
Rollag, Joshua R.
"Intervalley Scattering Rates in Tellurium Observed via Time-Resolved Terahertz Spectroscopy,"
Macalester Journal of Physics and Astronomy: Vol. 5
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/mjpa/vol5/iss1/6