At room temperature, multiphoton absorption- (MPA-) induced photoluminescence in ZnO strongly driven by a femtosecond (fs) near-infrared laser is studied. Two-photon absorption and three-photon absorption are proved to be responsible for the intense luminescence, when the wavelength of the fs excitation laser is above and below the half-bandgap of ZnO, respectively. Strong MPA absorption in ZnO is unambiguously evidenced by the interferometric autocorrelation measurements of the luminescence signal.
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D. C. Dai, S. J. Xu, S. L. Shi, M. H. Xie, and C. M. Che, "Efficient multiphoton-absorption-induced luminescence in single-crystalline ZnO at room temperature," Opt. Lett. 30, 3377-3379 (2005)