Optical nonlinearities due to carrier transport in semiconductors

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A nonlocal nonlinearity results when optically excited carriers move within the internal electric fields of depletion regions, causing field-dependent changes in absorption and/or refractive index. We review some recent experimental results and use these concepts in hetero-Schottky barriers and hetero-n-i-p-i structures. We show that extremely sensitive, rather large nonlinearities result. © 1989, Optical Society of America.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Garmire, E; Jokerst, NM; Kost, A; Danner, A; Dapkus, PD

Published Date

  • January 1, 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 579 - 587

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0740-3224

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/JOSAB.6.000579

Citation Source

  • Scopus