Excitonic nonlinearities in semiconductor microcavities are studied within a semiclassical theory based on Maxwell's equations and generalized semiconductor Bloch equations. Results are presented analyzing the saturation of excitonic normal-mode coupling due to an incoherent thermalized carrier plasma. The coherent nonlinear response is studied in the time domain assuming microcavity excitation with ultrashort, pulses of different intensity.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research|
|State||Published - Mar 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics