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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2188–2192

Tunneling-induced large fifth-order nonlinearity with competing linear and nonlinear susceptibilities

Yandong Peng, Aihong Yang, Bing Chen, Yan Xu, and Xiaojun Hu  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 9, pp. 2188-2192 (2014)

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Tunneling-induced large fifth-order nonlinearity is theoretically demonstrated in a double-quantum-dot system. The resonant tunneling induces constructive interference for the third- and fifth-order nonlinear effects. The competition between the linearity and nonlinearity leads to a transparency window at some frequency detunings, where the fifth-order nonlinear refractive index could be increased to be more than one order of magnitude larger than that on resonance. An analytical expression shows that the resonant tunneling mainly contributes to the dramatic enhancement of the fifth-order nonlinear response.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
(250.5590) Optoelectronics : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 2, 2014
Revised Manuscript: August 4, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: August 4, 2014
Published: August 26, 2014

Yandong Peng, Aihong Yang, Bing Chen, Yan Xu, and Xiaojun Hu, "Tunneling-induced large fifth-order nonlinearity with competing linear and nonlinear susceptibilities," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 2188-2192 (2014)

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