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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2320–2322

Interference effects in transient Kerr spectra of a semiconductor multilayer structure

Zhigang Chen, Rudolf Bratschitsch, and Steven T. Cundiff  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 17, pp. 2320-2322 (2005)

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We experimentally study the spectra of the transient Faraday and Kerr effects near exciton resonances of a GaAs multiple quantum well. A multilayer calculation with a transfer matrix model accounts quantitatively for the linear transmission (reflectivity) spectra and the Faraday (Kerr) spectra. The Faraday and Kerr spectra do not obey a Kramers-Kronig relation. This phenomenon was found to be due to the multiple reflection effects on the Kerr spectra.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy

Zhigang Chen, Rudolf Bratschitsch, and Steven T. Cundiff, "Interference effects in transient Kerr spectra of a semiconductor multilayer structure," Opt. Lett. 30, 2320-2322 (2005)

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