Two-photon generation of excitonic molecules and optical bistability

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Abstract

The fusion of two excited polaritons into an excitonic molecule gives rise to an intensity dependence of the dielectric function. The use of this nonlinearity to obtain optical bistability with platelets of direct-band-gap semiconductors is suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)450-452
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume46
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Two-photon generation of excitonic molecules and optical bistability. / Koch, Stephan W; Haug, H.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 46, No. 6, 1981, p. 450-452.

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