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Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductor Devices

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Science  12 Feb 1982:
Vol. 215, Issue 4534, pp. 797-801
DOI: 10.1126/science.215.4534.797


Evolving high-speed semiconductor technology requires a more complete understanding of semiconductors on a picosecond time scale. This article discusses ultrafast phenomena that may influence device performance and describes new experimental methods utilizing short optical pulses to investigate materials and device structures.