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Minimizing the quantum-confinement effects on nonlinear optical properties of quantum wires
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Paper Abstract

Quantum-confined systems, such as quantum wires, have attracted attention because their nonlinear optical (NLO) properties are enhanced due to confinement effects. In the present work, we have developed a method to study what other factors may affect the NLO properties of such systems. For this purpose, we develop a model system that eliminates confinement effect contributions to the NLO properties. We test the validity of our model by verifying that the sum rules, which are a direct consequence of quantum mechanics, are obeyed. This allows us to focus on how the NLO response of a quantum wire depends on parameters such as the geometry and topology of quantum loops, which are built from networks of quantum wires.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8113, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials XI, 81130M (8 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.892598
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Shoresh Shafei, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Mark G. Kuzyk, Washington State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8113:
Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials XI
Jean-Michel Nunzi; Rachel Jakubiak; Theodore G. Goodson; Manfred Eich, Editor(s)

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