The nonlinear optical response of a ZnSe single quantum well is investigated by spectrally resolving a wave-mixing signal using a three-beam configuration. A delayed third pulse with direction k3 leads to coherent oscillations in the spectrum emitted in 2k2-k1. Polarization-dependent measurements highlight the importance of higher-order Coulomb correlations as the dominant coupling mechanism between the three pulses. The experimental results are well explained by microscopic calculations including four-particle correlations up to fifth order in the fields.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Dec 15 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics