In this work, we conducted Ultrafast Conductivity Measurements, using THz Spectroscopy to characterize the carrier mobility and the carrier lifetime of gallium arsenide nitride (GaAsN) thin films with a range of Nitrogen concentrations. The photoexcitation of semiconductor samples excites free charges by promoting electrons from the valence band to the conduction band. We then measure the change in conductivity by measuring the transmission of a THz electromagnetic pulse after photoexcitation and comparing with the signal that was measured without photoexcitation. The values of transmission are then converted into conductivity, from which we derive the carrier concentration and scattering time of the electrons. We found that the GaAsN samples we have investigated had carrier mobilities comparable to pure GaAs under photoexcitation by 400-nm and 800-nm photons. We suspect that these results are biased by photoelectrons being generated in the GaAs substrates.
Park, Sun Gyu
"Carrier Lifetime and Carrier Mobility of GaAsN with Changing Nitrogen Concentration,"
Macalester Journal of Physics and Astronomy: Vol. 9
, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/mjpa/vol9/iss1/8