Quasiequilibrium nonlinear optical absorption spectra are computed for semiconductor superlattices. The theory generalizes the semiconductor Bloch equations to describe anisotropic structures. The equation for the interband polarization is solved numerically and the carrier-density dependent optical nonlinearities are computed. Starting from excitonic absorption, with increasing density exciton saturation and the development of gain is observed. The dependence of the gain spectra on structural parameters of the superlattice is discussed.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)