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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2626–2628

Three-photon absorption spectra of zinc blende semiconductors: theory and experiment

Claudiu M. Cirloganu, Peter D. Olszak, Lazaro A. Padilha, Scott Webster, David J. Hagan, and Eric W.Van Stryland  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 22, pp. 2626-2628 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002626


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Abstract

We calculate the spectrum of three-photon absorption (3PA) in zinc blende semiconductors using Kane’s four-band model. We apply this to ZnSe and measure the 3PA spectrum using femtosecond pulses, obtaining excellent agreement. The spectrum shows the apparent onset of 3PA from the split-off band and also shows quantum interference between the several possible evolution pathways when exciting carriers from valence to conduction band.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(300.6410) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, multiphoton
(300.6470) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, semiconductors

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 6, 2008
Published: November 12, 2008

Citation
Claudiu M. Cirloganu, Peter D. Olszak, Lazaro A. Padilha, Scott Webster, David J. Hagan, and Eric W. Van Stryland, "Three-photon absorption spectra of zinc blende semiconductors: theory and experiment," Opt. Lett. 33, 2626-2628 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-22-2626


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