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Optical nonlinearities in semiconductors
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Paper Abstract

A microscopic many-body theory for the nonlinear optical response of semiconductors is reviewed. The importance of Coulomb interaction induced carrier correlations is demonstrated in excitonic pump-probe spectra. The influence of excitonic and biexcitonic contributions to coherent pump- induced absorption changes at the exciton frequency are discussed. Absorption changes induced by incoherent exciton and unbound electron-hole populations are studied.

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Date Published: 9 November 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3899, Photonics Technology into the 21st Century: Semiconductors, Microstructures, and Nanostructures, (9 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.369394
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Stephan W. Koch, Philipps Univ. Marburg (Germany)
Torsten Meier, Philipps Univ. Marburg (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3899:
Photonics Technology into the 21st Century: Semiconductors, Microstructures, and Nanostructures
Seng Tiong Ho; Yan Zhou; Weng W. Chow; Yasuhiko Arakawa, Editor(s)

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