Harutyunyan Lab and collaborators uncover ultrafast carrier dynamics in nanoscale structures

hayk harutyunyanThe determination of thermal and non-thermal carrier populations in plasmonic systems generally requires assumptions about the types of distributions present.  The Harutyunyan Lab and collaborators have directly determined such populations in thin film pump-probe measurements by using a double inversion procedure. These findings can lead to novel optical sensors and devices, and also provide insight into fundamental laws that govern the interaction of electrons and light.

The research was published in the journal, Nature Communications: