Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


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Journal of Physics: Conference Series 298 (2011) 012018; doi:10.1088/1742-6596/298/1/012018


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This paper describes measurements of the beam polarization and quantum efficiency for photo-emission using two-photon excitation from unstrained bulk GaAs illuminated with pulsed, high intensity 1560nm laser light. Quantum efficiency is linearly proportional to 1560nm peak laser intensity, which was varied in three independent ways, indicating that the emitted electrons are promoted from the valence to the conduction band via two-photon absorption. Beam polarization was measured using a microMott polarimeter, with a value of 16.8(4)% polarization at 1560nm, which is roughly half the measured value of 33.4(8)% using 778 nm light.

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