Relaxation process of self-trapped polaron is investigated by a nonadiabatic molecular dynamic method. We show localized disorder due to lattice fluctuations can give rise to a tightly-bound electronic state in ultraviolet illuminated SrTiO3 crystal. This bound state is actually a self-trapped polaron in accordance with the experimentally observed large Stokes-shift. The formation of the self-trapped polaron is shown to be an ultrafast process.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics|
|State||Published - Apr 14 2008|
- Self-trapped polaron