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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 15, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1998
  • pp: 64–67

Polarization-state beating in four-wave-mixing experiments on ZnSe epilayers

A. Tookey, D. J. Bain, I. J. Blewett, I. Galbraith, A. K. Kar, B. S. Wherrett, B. Vögele, K. A. Prior, and B. C. Cavenett  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 1, pp. 64-67 (1998)

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The polarization angle of the time-integrated four-wave-mixing signal from a ZnSe epilayer is found to oscillate as a function of the delay time between the two incident pulses, the modulation depth being dependent on the polarization angle between the incident pulses. The oscillation is shown to be a feature of heavy-hole–light-hole quantum beating, and is described by a solution of the optical Bloch equations.

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OCIS Codes
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

A. Tookey, D. J. Bain, I. J. Blewett, I. Galbraith, A. K. Kar, B. S. Wherrett, B. Vögele, K. A. Prior, and B. C. Cavenett, "Polarization-state beating in four-wave-mixing experiments on ZnSe epilayers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 64-67 (1998)

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