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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1997
  • pp: 1048–1056

Room-temperature optical nonlinearities in bulk GaSe

Marie May, Solange Debrus, Katarzyna Zakrzewska, Henri Benisty, and Alain Chevy  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 14, Issue 5, pp. 1048-1056 (1997)

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Spectral dependence of the third-order optical nonlinearity in a bulk crystal of GaSe is studied at room temperature. The experimental techniques involved are nonlinear transmission and laser-induced self-diffraction. A theory of self-diffraction, which for the first time takes into account the multiple-beam interferences, is developed. The measurements are carried out in the spectral range around the excitonic transition of GaSe. The refractive-index changes resulting from electron–hole plasma effect contribute to the generation of a phase grating below the band gap.

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Marie May, Solange Debrus, Katarzyna Zakrzewska, Henri Benisty, and Alain Chevy, "Room-temperature optical nonlinearities in bulk GaSe," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 1048-1056 (1997)

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