Ultrafast infrared spectroscopic study of the photo-induced phase transition in (EDO-TTF)2PF6

Ken Onda, Tadahiko Ishikawa, Matthieu Chollet, Xiangfeng Shao, Hideki Yamochi, Gunzi Saito, Shin Ya Koshihara

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We have measured ultrafast reflectivity changes of (EDO-TTF) 2PF6 in the infrared region (0.51 eV - 1.03 eV) after excitation with a 1.58 eV photon in order to reveal the mechanism of ultrafast photo-induced insulator-to-metal phase transition. We found that the temporal profiles of reflectivity change have two components: a faster component within 3 ps associated with a 1-ps or 0.5-ps period oscillation and a slower component lasting over hundreds of a picosecond. In addition, we found that the sign of a reflectivity change is often different from that expected from the thermally induced phase transition. These results indicate that the PIPT takes place via a complicated process due to strong electron and phonon coupling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-220
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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