OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 10, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1985
  • pp: 490–492

Energy band-gap dependence of two-photon absorption

Eric W. Van Stryland, M. A. Woodall, H. Vanherzeele, and M. J. Soileau  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 10, Issue 10, pp. 490-492 (1985)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.10.000490


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (406 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We present measurements of the two-photon absorption coefficients β2 of 10 different semiconductors having band-gap energies between 1.4 and 3.7 eV. We find that β2 varies as Eg−3, as predicted by theory. In addition, the absolute values of β2 agree with theory, which includes the effect of nonparabolic bands, the average difference being less than 26%. This agreement permits confident predictions of two-photon absorption coefficients of other materials at other wavelengths.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: February 7, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: July 26, 1985
Published: October 1, 1985

Citation
Eric W. Van Stryland, M. A. Woodall, H. Vanherzeele, and M. J. Soileau, "Energy band-gap dependence of two-photon absorption," Opt. Lett. 10, 490-492 (1985)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-10-10-490


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. E. W. Van Stryland, H. Vanherzeele, M. A. Woodall, M. J. Soileau, A. L. Smirl, S. Guha, T. F. Boggess, Opt. Eng. 24, 613 (1985).
  2. J. H. Bechtel, W. L. Smith, Phys. Rev. B 13, 3515 (1976). [CrossRef]
  3. Ep = 2P2m/ħ2, where P is the Kane momentum parameter and m is the electron mass;E. O. Kane, J. Chem. Phys. Solids 1, 249 (1957). [CrossRef]
  4. C. R. Pidgeon, B. S. Wherrett, A. M. Johnston, J. Dempsey, A. Miller, Phys. Rev. Lett. 42, 1785 (1979). [CrossRef]
  5. M. Weiler, Solid State Commun. 39, 937 (1981). [CrossRef]
  6. B. S. Wherrett, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 1, 67 (1984). [CrossRef]
  7. A. Miller, A. Johnston, J. Dempsey, J. Smith, C. R. Pidgeon, G. D. Holah, J. Phys. 12, 4839 (1979).
  8. S. Guha, E. W. Van Stryland, M. J. Soileau, Opt. Lett. 10, 285 (1985). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. T. F. Boggess, A. L. Smirl, S. C. Moss, I. W. Boyd, E. W. Van Stryland, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (to be published).
  10. Values taken from E. O. Kane, in Narrow Gap Semiconductors—Physics and Applications, W. Zawadzki, ed. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1980 ), p. 13;for values not listed in this reference the value of 21 eV was assumed. [CrossRef]
  11. Cleveland Crystals, P.O. Box 17157, Euclid, Ohio 44117.
  12. II-VI, Inc., Saxonburg Boulevard, Saxonburg, Pa. 16056.
  13. Morgan Semiconductors, 2623 National Circle, Garland, Tex. 75041.
  14. CVD Inc., 35 Industrial Parkway, Woburn, Mass. 01801.
  15. Raytheon Company, Missile Systems Division, Hartwell Road, Bedford, Mass. 01730.
  16. Atomergic Chemetals, 100 Fairchild Avenue, Plainview, N.Y. 11803.
  17. K. H. Hellwege, ed., Landolt-Bornstein Numerical Data and Functional Relationships in Science and Technology, Vol. 17, Subvols. (a) and (b), Semiconductors (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1982).
  18. M. Neuberger, “II-VI semiconducting compound tables,” (Hughes Aircraft Company, Culver City, Calif., 1969).
  19. Y. S. Park, D. C. Reynolds, Phys. Rev. 132, 2450 (1963). [CrossRef]
  20. These values were obtained by linear extrapolation as a function of composition between the known values for CdS and CdSe. Y. S. Park, D. C. Reynolds, Phys. Rev. 132, 2450 (1963). [CrossRef]
  21. R. H. Bube, Photoconductivity of Solids (Wiley, New York, 1960).
  22. C. C. Lee, H. Y. Fan, Phys. Rev. B 9, 3502 (1974). [CrossRef]
  23. P. Liu, W. L. Smith, H. Lotem, J. H. Bechtel, N. Bloembergen, Phys. Rev. B 17, 4620 (1978). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited