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Theory of Non-equilibrium Hot Carriers in Direct Band-gap Semiconductors Under Continuous Illumination

  title={Theory of Non-equilibrium Hot Carriers in Direct Band-gap Semiconductors Under Continuous Illumination},
  author={Subhajit Sarkar and Ieng-Wai Un and Yonatan Sivan and Yonatan Dubi},
The interplay between the illuminated excitation of carriers and subsequent thermalization and recombination leads to the formation of non-equilibrium distributions for the “hot” carriers and to heating of both electrons, holes and phonons. In spite of the fundamental and practical importance of these processes, there is no theoretical framework which encompasses all of them and provides a clear prediction for the non-equilibrium carrier distributions. Here, a self-consistent theory accounting… 

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