Theoretical study of the polarization dependence of third-order optical nonlinearities in semiconductor microcavities

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Abstract

We present a microscopic theory of the coherent third order (χ(3)) optical response of semiconductor quantum well microcavities, specialized to the four-wave-mixing configuration in the spectral vicinity of the lowest exciton frequency. The theory is that of a quantum mechanical many-electron system dipole-coupled to a classical radiation field. The many-electron dynamics is treated within the dynamics-controlled-truncation formalism restricted to the 1s-exciton subspace. Within this limitation, all Coulomb correlation effects are included, resulting in an effective theory of (virtual) exciton-polariton scattering. The theory is evaluated for various polarization configurations each of which depends differently on the underlying many-body effects, such as phase-space filling, Hartree-Fock exchange, and two-exciton correlations (including two-exciton continuum scattering and coherent biexciton formation).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsY. Arakawa, P. Blood, M. Osinski
Pages150-158
Number of pages9
Volume4283
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
EventPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices IX - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 22 2001Jan 26 2001

Other

OtherPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices IX
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period1/22/011/26/01

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Microcavities
Excitons
nonlinearity
excitons
Polarization
Semiconductor materials
polarization
Scattering
Electrons
Four wave mixing
configurations
scattering
four-wave mixing
polaritons
radiation distribution
Semiconductor quantum wells
electrons
quantum wells
dipoles
formalism

Keywords

  • Biexcitons
  • Excitons
  • Many-body effects
  • Polarization dependence
  • Semiconductor microcavities
  • Two-exciton correlations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Kwong, N-H., Takayama, R., & Binder, R. (2001). Theoretical study of the polarization dependence of third-order optical nonlinearities in semiconductor microcavities. In Y. Arakawa, P. Blood, & M. Osinski (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 4283, pp. 150-158) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.432560

Theoretical study of the polarization dependence of third-order optical nonlinearities in semiconductor microcavities. / Kwong, Nai-Hang; Takayama, R.; Binder, Rudolf.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / Y. Arakawa; P. Blood; M. Osinski. Vol. 4283 2001. p. 150-158.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kwong, N-H, Takayama, R & Binder, R 2001, Theoretical study of the polarization dependence of third-order optical nonlinearities in semiconductor microcavities. in Y Arakawa, P Blood & M Osinski (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 4283, pp. 150-158, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices IX, San Jose, CA, United States, 1/22/01. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.432560
Kwong N-H, Takayama R, Binder R. Theoretical study of the polarization dependence of third-order optical nonlinearities in semiconductor microcavities. In Arakawa Y, Blood P, Osinski M, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 4283. 2001. p. 150-158 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.432560
Kwong, Nai-Hang ; Takayama, R. ; Binder, Rudolf. / Theoretical study of the polarization dependence of third-order optical nonlinearities in semiconductor microcavities. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / Y. Arakawa ; P. Blood ; M. Osinski. Vol. 4283 2001. pp. 150-158
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