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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1986
  • pp: 354–356

Mott-transition-induced period doubling in transient-grating experiments in CdS

H. Saito and E. O. Göbel  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 6, pp. 354-356 (1986)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.11.000354


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Abstract

The occurrence of higher-order Fourier components in an originally sinusoidal free-carrier index grating produced in CdS by interference of two picosecond light pulses is demonstrated by simultaneously monitoring the decay of the first- and second-order diffraction intensity of a transparent probe pulse. A pronounced contribution with doubled period can be attributed to an exciton phase grating formed by binding of electrons and holes of the free-carrier grating.

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History
Original Manuscript: February 6, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: April 1, 1986
Published: June 1, 1986

Citation
H. Saito and E. O. Göbel, "Mott-transition-induced period doubling in transient-grating experiments in CdS," Opt. Lett. 11, 354-356 (1986)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-11-6-354


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