Transient and steady-state optical nonlinearities in semiconductors

S. W. Koch, Nasser N Peyghambarian, M. Lindberg

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Abstract

Theory and experiments on steady-state and femtosecond time-resolved optical nonlinearities in semiconductors are reviewed. A simple description of the physical processes underlying the nonlinearities is given. The discussion is focused on the spectral region around the fundamental absorption edge, and it covers coherent oscillations, the optical Stark effect as well as the bleaching of the exciton resonance with increasing excitation intensity, plasma screening and band-filling phenomena.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5229-5249
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Physics C: Solid State Physics
Volume21
Issue number30
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 30 1988

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Transient and steady-state optical nonlinearities in semiconductors. / Koch, S. W.; Peyghambarian, Nasser N; Lindberg, M.

In: Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics, Vol. 21, No. 30, 30.10.1988, p. 5229-5249.

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