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Excitation front propagation in a semiconductor induced by high-intensity femtosecond laser pulses
Author(s): Alex Schuelzgen; Nasser Peyghambarian
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Paper Abstract

We report on the excitation and propagation of an exciton density front inside a semiconductor that is characterized by high absorption and large optical nonlinearity. Femtosecond optical pulses are used for both the excitation of the density front and the probe of the front propagation. We analyze in detail the spectra of reflected probe pulses that carry information about the propagating density front due to partial internal reflection of light at the boundary between regions of high and low excitation density. Time resolved data show that the Doppler shift of the internal reflection is limited to the duration of the pump pulse indicating the highly transient character of the exciton front propagation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3283, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VI, (7 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316727
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Alex Schuelzgen, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Nasser Peyghambarian, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3283:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VI
Marek Osinski; Peter Blood; Akira Ishibashi, Editor(s)

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