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Picosecond X-ray studies of coherent folded phonons in a multiple quantum well

Sondhauss, Peter LU ; Larsson, Jörgen LU ; Harbst, Michael LU ; Naylor, G.A.; Plech, A; Scheidt, K; Synnergren, Ola LU ; Wulff, M and Wark, J.S (2005) In Physical Review Letters 94.
Abstract
Coherent folded acoustic phonons in a multilayered GaSb/InAs epitaxial heterostructure were generated by femtosecond laser pulses and studied by means of ultrafast x-ray diffraction. Coherent phonons excited simultaneously in the fundamental acoustic branch and the first back-folded branch were detected. This represents the first clear evidence for phonon branch folding based directly on the atomic motion to which x-ray diffraction is sensitive. From a comparison of the measured phonon-modulated x-ray reflectivity with simulations, evidence was found for a reduction of the laser penetration depth. This reduction can be explained by the self-modulation of the refractive index due to photogenerated free carriers.
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  articleno    = {125509},
  author       = {Sondhauss, Peter and Larsson, Jörgen and Harbst, Michael and Naylor, G.A. and Plech, A and Scheidt, K and Synnergren, Ola and Wulff, M and Wark, J.S},
  issn         = {1079-7114},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {American Physical Society},
  series       = {Physical Review Letters},
  title        = {Picosecond X-ray studies of coherent folded phonons in a multiple quantum well},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.125509},
  volume       = {94},
  year         = {2005},
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