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Determination Of The Third Order Nonlinearity As A Function Of Quantum Well Width In Gaas/A1Gaas Multiple Quantum Wells
Author(s): M W Derstine; D E Grider; J A Lehman; P P Ruden; Nasser Peyghambarian
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Paper Abstract

We present a study of the dependence of the magnitude of optical nonlinearities of GaAs/AlGaAs multiple quantum wells on quantum well thickness. Using four-wave mixing and nonlinear absorption measurements the refractive nonlinearity was determined in 17 samples grown by MOCVD and MBE. We find a small variation (less tban a factor of three) in the change in refractive index per photoexcited carrier for well sizes between 50 A and 300 A. or bulk GaAs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0881, Optical Computing and Nonlinear Materials, (3 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944072
Show Author Affiliations
M W Derstine, Honeywell Physical Sciences Center (United States)
D E Grider, Honeywell Physical Sciences Center (United States)
J A Lehman, Honeywell Physical Sciences Center (United States)
P P Ruden, Honeywell Physical Sciences Center (United States)
Nasser Peyghambarian, University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0881:
Optical Computing and Nonlinear Materials
Nasser Peyghambarian, Editor(s)

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