Quantum theory of nondegenerate four-wave mixing in semiconductors

A. E. Paul, M. Lindberg, S. An, M. Sargent, S. W. Koch

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A quantum theory of nondegenerate four-wave mixing is developed and applied to study a highly excited semiconductor resonator operating below or near the laser threshold. It is found that total carrier-density pulsations allow coherent effects in semiconductors despite the rapid decay of the electron-hole correlations. The output spectrum for a nondegenerate four-wave mixing intracavity experiment is computed and squeezing in the sidemode spectrum is predicted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1725-1736
Number of pages12
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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