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Theoretical study of the polarization dependence of third-order optical nonlinearities in semiconductor microcavities
Author(s): Nai-Hang Kwong; Ryu Takayama; Rolf H. Binder
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Paper Abstract

We present a microscopic theory of the coherent third order optical response of semiconductor quantum well micro cavities, specialized to the four-wave-mixing configuration in the spectral vicinity of the lowest exciton frequency. The theory is that of a quantum mechanical many-electron system dipole-coupled to a classical radiation field. The many-electron dynamics is treated within the dynamics- controlled-truncation formalism restricted to the 1s-exciton subspace. Within this limitation, al Coulomb correlation effects are included, resulting in an effective theory of exciton-polariton scattering. The theory is evaluated for various polarization configurations each of which depends differently on the underlying many-body effects, such as phase-space filing, Hartree-Fock exchange, and two-exciton correlations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4283, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices IX, (9 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.432560
Show Author Affiliations
Nai-Hang Kwong, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Ryu Takayama, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Rolf H. Binder, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4283:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices IX
Yasuhiko Arakawa; Peter Blood; Marek Osinski, Editor(s)

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