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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1989
  • pp: 579–587

Optical nonlinearities due to carrier transport in semiconductors

Elsa Garmire, N. M. Jokerst, A. Kost, A. Danner, and P. D. Dapkus  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 6, Issue 4, pp. 579-587 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.6.000579


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Abstract

A nonlocal nonlinearity results when optically excited carriers move within the internal electric fields of depletion regions, causing field-dependent changes in absorption and/or refractive index. We review some recent experimental results and use these concepts in hetero-Schottky barriers and hetero-n-i-p-i structures. We show that extremely sensitive, rather large nonlinearities result.

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History
Original Manuscript: October 4, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: December 28, 1988
Published: April 1, 1989

Citation
Elsa Garmire, N. M. Jokerst, A. Kost, A. Danner, and P. D. Dapkus, "Optical nonlinearities due to carrier transport in semiconductors," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 579-587 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-6-4-579


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