First-principles simulations for excitation of currents in linear carbon chains under femtosecond laser pulse irradiation

Gaoshi Su, Lan Jiang, Feng Wang, Liangti Qu, Yongfeng Lu

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We discuss the response of linear carbon chains to a femtosecond laser pulse. The influence of the chain structure on the excited currents was taken into account. The simulation results showed that excited currents were reversible when laser intensity was relatively weak. An unexpected decrease of current amplitude was found for a laser pulse with a wavelength of 200 nm, which may indicate the transient break of pi bonds in linear carbon chains. For chains with more than 10 atoms, the excited current oscillated with increasing amplitude during simulation time, which was due to the formation of plasma-like resonance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2453-2457
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number31-32
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016



  • Excited current
  • Femtosecond laser
  • Linear carbon chain
  • Time-dependent density functional theory

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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