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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2002
  • pp: 2396–2402

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

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

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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.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.5150) Detectors : Photoconductivity
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW

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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