Excitation and polarization effects in semiconductor four-wave-mixing spectroscopy

Y. Z. Hu, Rudolf Binder, Stephan W Koch, S. T. Cundiff, H. Wang, D. G. Steel

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The dependence of optical four-wave-mixing (FWM) signals in semiconductors on carrier density and laser-field polarization is investigated. The theoretical and experimental analysis reveals the importance of the excitation-induced dephasing processes for the understanding of numerous published results on polarization selections rules in FWM signals. Even apparently contradictory earlier findings can be explained with this theoretical model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14382-14386
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 1994


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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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