Broadband hot-carrier dynamics in three-dimensional Dirac semimetal Cd3As2
The hot-carrier relaxation dynamics of Cd 3 As 2 thin films has been investigated by using femtosecond pump-probe spectroscopy in a transmission geometry. A comparative study of degenerate and non-degenerate experiments reveals that hot-carrier distribution in Cd 3 As 2 is established with a time constant of ∼400 fs. Significantly, the broadband measurements allow the extraction of the time evolution of electron temperature and the carrier-phonon coupling factor g = 5.3 x 10 15 W m -3 K -1 is deduced by a semiclassical two-temperature model. These results provide fundamental insights into the hot-carrier dynamics of Cd 3 As 2 .