OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Vol. 1, Iss. 1 — Mar. 1, 1984
  • pp: 67–72

Scaling rules for multiphoton interband absorption in semiconductors

B. S. Wherrett  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 67-72 (1984)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.1.000067


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (684 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A quasi-dimensional analysis is presented for the N-photon interband absorption coefficients (KN) of direct-gap semiconductors. Regardless of the value of N, we show that K N ( e 2 c ) N N - 1 P 2 N - 3 n N E g 4 N - 5 F N ( N ω E g ) ,where FN varies little over the relevant range of radiation frequencies. The dominant material dependence of KN is through the energy-gap factor; the N-photon coefficient decreases as Eg4N−5.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Citation
B. S. Wherrett, "Scaling rules for multiphoton interband absorption in semiconductors," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 1, 67-72 (1984)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-1-1-67


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. A. Miller, A. Johnston, J. Dempsey, J. Smith, C. R. Pidgeon, and G. D. Holah, "Two-photon absorption in InSb and Hg1−xCdxTe," J. Phys. C 12, 4839–4849 (1978). [CrossRef]
  2. E. W. Van Stryland, M. A. Woodall, W. E. Williams, and M. H. Soileau, "Two- and three-photon aborption in semiconductors with subsequent absorption by photogenerated carriers," in Proceedings of 1981 Symposium on Laser Induced Damage in Optical Materials, Boulder, Nov. 1981, NBS Spec. Pub. (to be published).
  3. Compare C. R. Pidgeon, B. S. Wherrett, A. M. Johnston, J. Dempsey, and A. Miller, "Two-photon absorption in zinc-blende semiconductors," Phys. Rev. Lett. 42, 1785–1788 (1979), and references therein. [CrossRef]
  4. R. Braunstein and N. Ockman, "Optical double-photon absorption in CdS," Phys. Rev. A 134, 499–507 (1964).
  5. S. S. Mitra, N. H. K. Judell, A. Vaidyanathan, and A. H. Guenther, "Three-photon absorption in direct-gap crystals," Opt. Lett. 7, 307–309 (1982). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. J. H. Yee, "Three-photon absorption in semiconductors," Phys. Rev. B 5, 449–458 (1972). [CrossRef]
  7. E. O. Kane, "Band structure of indium antimonide," J. Phys. Chem. Solids 1, 249–261 (1957). [CrossRef]
  8. M. Weiler, "Nonparabolicity and exciton effects in two-photon absorption in zincblende semiconductors," Solid State Commun. 39, 937–940 (1981). [CrossRef]
  9. C. C. Lee and H. Y. Fan, "Two-photon absorption with exciton effect for degenerate levels," Phys. Rev. B 9, 3502–3516 (1974). [CrossRef]
  10. M. G. Basov, A. Z. Grasiuk, I. G. Zubarev, V. A. Katulin, and O. N. Krokhin, "Semiconductor quantum generation with two-photon optical excitation," Sov. Phys. JETP 23, 366–371 (1966).
  11. H. J. Fossum and D. B. Chang, "Two-photon excitation rate in indium antimonide," Phys. Rev. B 8, 2842–2848 (1973). [CrossRef]
  12. A. Vaidynanthan, T. Walker, A. H. Guenther, S. S. Mitra, and L. M. Narducci, "Two-photon absorption in several direct-gap crystals," Phys. Rev. B 21, 743–748 (1980). [CrossRef]
  13. Compare C. R. Pidgeon, B. S. Wherrett, A. M. Johnston, J. Dempsey, and A. Miller, "Two-photon absorption in zinc-blende semiconductors—erratum," Phys. Rev. Lett. 43, 1843 (1979). [CrossRef]
  14. A. Vaidyanathan, A. H. Guenther, and S. S. Mitra, "Two-photon absorption in direct-gap crystals—an addendum," Phys. Rev. B 22, 6480–6483 (1980). [CrossRef]
  15. J. H. Bechtel and W. L. Smith, "Two-photon absorption in semiconductors with picosecond laser pulses," Phys. Rev. B 13, 3515–3522 (1976). [CrossRef]
  16. S. S. Mitra, L. M. Narducci, R. A. Shatas, Y. F. Tsay, and A. Vaidyanathan, "Nonlinear absorption in direct-gap semiconductors," Appl. Opt. 14, 3038–3042 (1975). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  17. I. M. Catalano and A. Gingolani, "Non-parabolic band effect on two-photon absorption in ZnSe and CdTe," Solid State Commun. 43, 213–215 (1982). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited