We have observed a darkening effect and the formation of permanent volume gratings in CdSSe semiconductor-doped glasses, both phenomena being certainly due to the same photochemical mechanism. This allowed us to reconcile contradictory results concerning the speed of their nonlinear response. We also studied the frequency dependence of χ(3) below the gap and the intensity dependence of the reflectivity of these phase-conjugate mirrors. Our results can be interpreted in terms of the band-filling model with Boltzmann statistics. Finally, frequency- and time-resolved luminescence measurements helped us to interpret various results.
© 1987 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 17, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: September 23, 1986
Published: January 1, 1987
P. Roussignol, D. Ricard, J. Lukasik, and C. Flytzanis, "New results on optical phase conjugation in semiconductor-doped glasses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4, 5-13 (1987)