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## Two-photon-induced photoconductivity enhancement in semiconductor microcavities: a theoretical investigation

H. Folliot, M. Lynch, A. L. Bradley, T. Krug, L. A. Dunbar, J. Hegarty, J. F. Donegan, and L. P. Barry »View Author Affiliations

H. Folliot, M. Lynch, A. L. Bradley, T. Krug, L. A. Dunbar, J. Hegarty, J. F. Donegan

*Department of Physics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland*

*Department of Electronic Engineering, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland*

JOSA B, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 2396-2402 (2002)

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### Abstract

We describe a detailed theoretical investigation of two-photon absorption photoconductivity in semiconductor microcavities. We show that high enhancement (by a factor of >10, 000) of the nonlinear response can be obtained as a result of the microcavity effect. We discuss in detail the design and performance (dynamic range, speed) of such a device with the help of the example of an AlGaAs/GaAs microcavity operating at 900 nm. This device shows promise for low-intensity, fast autocorrelation and demultiplexing applications.

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(040.5150) Detectors : Photoconductivity

(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW

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H. Folliot, M. Lynch, A. L. Bradley, T. Krug, L. A. Dunbar, J. Hegarty, J. F. Donegan, and L. P. Barry, "Two-photon-induced photoconductivity enhancement in semiconductor microcavities: a theoretical investigation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B **19**, 2396-2402 (2002)

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**Dudley, J. M.**

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**Folliot, H.**

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**Glass, A.**

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**Hassan, A. R.**

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**Hegarty, J.**

**Hill, G.**

**Hobson, W. S.**

- M. N. Islam, C. E. Soccolich, R. E. Slusher, A. F. J. Levi, W. S. Hobson, and M. G. Young, “Nonlinear spectroscopy near half-bandgap in bulk and quantum well GaAs/GaAlAs waveguides,” J. Appl. Phys. 71, 1927–1936 (1992).

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**Imamura, S.**

**Ishikawa, M.**

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**Islam, M. N.**

- M. N. Islam, C. E. Soccolich, R. E. Slusher, A. F. J. Levi, W. S. Hobson, and M. G. Young, “Nonlinear spectroscopy near half-bandgap in bulk and quantum well GaAs/GaAlAs waveguides,” J. Appl. Phys. 71, 1927–1936 (1992).

**Kang, J. U.**

- J. U. Kang, J. B. Khurgin, C. C. Yang, H. H. Lin, and G. I. Stegeman, “Two-photon transitions between bound-to-continuum states in AlGaAs/GaAs multiple quantum well,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 3638–3640 (1998).

**Kao, F.-J.**

- C.-K. Sun, J.-C. Liang, J.-C. Wang, F.-J. Kao, S. Keller, M. P. Mack, U. Mishra, and S. P. Denbaars, “Two-photon absorption study of GaN,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 439–441 (2000).

**Karkhanehchi, M. M.**

- Z. Zheng, A. M. Weiner, J. H. Marsh, and M. M. Karkhanehchi, “Ultrafast optical thresholding based on two-photon absorption GaAs waveguide photodetectors,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 9, 493–495 (1997).

**Kean, A. H.**

- F. R. Laughton, J. H. Marsh, and A. H. Kean, “Very sensitive two photon absorption GaAs/GaAlAs waveguide detector for an autocorrelator,” Electron. Lett. 28, 1663–1665 (1992).

**Keller, S.**

**Kenan, R. P.**

**Khurgin, J.**

**Khurgin, J. B.**

- J. U. Kang, J. B. Khurgin, C. C. Yang, H. H. Lin, and G. I. Stegeman, “Two-photon transitions between bound-to-continuum states in AlGaAs/GaAs multiple quantum well,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 3638–3640 (1998).
- A. T. Obeidat, W. H. Knox, and J. B. Khurgin, “Effects of two-photon absorption in saturable Bragg reflectors used in femtosecond solid state lasers,” Opt. Express 1(3), 68–72 (1997), http://www.optics express.org.
- J. B. Khurgin and S. Li, “Two-photon absorption and nonresonant nonlinear index of refraction in the intersubband transitions in the quantum wells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 126–128 (1993).

**Knox, W. H.**

**Kobayashi, T.**

**Koza, M. A.**

**Laughton, F. R.**

- F. R. Laughton, J. H. Marsh, D. A. Barrow, and E. L. Portnoi, “The two-photon absorption semiconductor waveguide autocorrelator,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 838–845 (1994).
- F. R. Laughton, J. H. Marsh, and A. H. Kean, “Very sensitive two photon absorption GaAs/GaAlAs waveguide detector for an autocorrelator,” Electron. Lett. 28, 1663–1665 (1992).

**LeBlanc, H. P.**

**Lee, C. C.**

- C. C. Lee and Y. Fan, “Two-photon absorption with exciton effect for degenerate valence bands,” Phys. Rev. B 9, 3502–3516 (1974).

**Lee, Y. Y.**

- W. Schade, J. Preusser, D. L. Osborn, Y. Y. Lee, J. deGouw, and S. R. Leone, “Spatially resolved femtosecond time correlation measurements on a GaAsP photodiode,” Opt. Commun. 162, 200–203 (1999).

**Leone, S. R.**

**Leonhardt, R.**

**Levi, A. F. J.**

**Li, S.**

- J. B. Khurgin and S. Li, “Two-photon absorption and nonresonant nonlinear index of refraction in the intersubband transitions in the quantum wells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 126–128 (1993).

**Liang, J.-C.**

**Lin, C. H.**

- C. C. Yang, A. Villeneuve, G. I. Stegeman, C. H. Lin, and H. H. Lin, “Anisotropic two-photon transitions in GaAs/AlGaAs multiple quantum well waveguides,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2934–2939 (1993).

**Lin, H. H.**

- C. C. Yang, A. Villeneuve, G. I. Stegeman, C. H. Lin, and H. H. Lin, “Anisotropic two-photon transitions in GaAs/AlGaAs multiple quantum well waveguides,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2934–2939 (1993).

**Lynch, M.**

**Mack, M. P.**

**Manning, J.**

- J. Manning and R. Olshansky, “The carrier-induced index change in AlGaAs and 1.3 μm InGaAsP diode Lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 19, 1525–1530 (1983).

**Marsh, J. H.**

- Z. Zheng, A. M. Weiner, J. H. Marsh, and M. M. Karkhanehchi, “Ultrafast optical thresholding based on two-photon absorption GaAs waveguide photodetectors,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 9, 493–495 (1997).

**Matavulj, P. S.**

- D. S. Golubovic, P. S. Matavulj, and J. B. Radunovic, “Resonant cavity-enhanced Schottky photodiode modeling and analysis,” Semicond. Sci. Technol. 15, 950–956 (2000).

**McGowan, C.**

**McInerney, J. G.**

- P. M. W. Skovgaard, R. J. Mullane, D. N. Nikogosyan, and J. G. McInerney, “Two-photon conductivity in semiconductor waveguide autocorrelators,” Opt. Commun. 153, 78–82 (1998).

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