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Resonant nonlinear optics in semiconductor quantum wells
Author(s): John M. Arnold
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Paper Abstract

A theoretical model of a quantum well layer is described for the purpose of analysing nonlinear optical interactions between an electromagnetic plane wave propagating normal to the plane of the quantum well in the ultrafast temporal regime. The model consists of the wave equation for the electromagnetic vector potential coupled to a finite-dimensional quantum system described by the Liouville equation for the density matrix. A 3-level example which represents vector interactions in an isotropic medium is shown to be completely integrable with roational symmetry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4097, Complex Mediums, (30 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390599
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John M. Arnold, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4097:
Complex Mediums
Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Werner S. Weiglhofer; Russell F. Messier, Editor(s)

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