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Nonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications
Kauai, Hawaii United States
July 17-22, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-915-2
Nonlinear Absorption and Magnetization (NMD)

Electric Field Induced Quantum Interference in Semiconductors

Steven Cundiff, Jared Wahlstrand, Haipeng Zhang, Soobong Choi, and John Sipe  »View Author Affiliations


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Pump-probe experiments on a biased (100) GaAs sample show that a constant electric field enables quantum interference between one and two photon absorption. This effect can be ascribed to the nonlinear optical Franz-Keldysh effect.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW

S. Cundiff, J. Wahlstrand, H. Zhang, S. Choi, and J. Sipe, "Electric Field Induced Quantum Interference in Semiconductors," in Nonlinear Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper NMD2.

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