Ultrahigh Off-Resonant Field Effects in Semiconductors

Ulrich Huttner, Mackillo Kira, Stephan W Koch

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The excitation of semiconductors with short, off-resonant, high-power terahertz pulses yields extremely nonlinear, ultrafast, dynamical processes including very-high harmonic generation, the occurence of high-order sidebands, dynamical Bloch oscillations, as well as quasi-particle collisions. This review overviews the experimental findings and the microscopic theory used for the consistent quantitative analysis of the observations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1700049
JournalLaser and Photonics Reviews
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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