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Nonlinear optics using semiconductor quantum wells
Author(s): John M. Arnold
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Paper Abstract

Recent applications of semiconductor quantum wells to engineered nonlinear optical devices are reviewed. Two specific applications which have recently been demonstrated successfully experimentally are highlighted: patterned quasi-phase-matching gratings for 3-wave mixing in second- order nonlinear devices; quantum-well saturable absorbers and pulse shapers for ultrashort-pulse modelocking of several laser types, including solid-state and semiconductor lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4467, Complex Mediums II: Beyond Linear Isotropic Dielectrics, (9 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.432939
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John M. Arnold, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4467:
Complex Mediums II: Beyond Linear Isotropic Dielectrics
Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Werner S. Weiglhofer; Ian J. Hodgkinson, Editor(s)

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