Polarization-dependent coherent nonlinear optical response in GaAs quantum wells: Dominant effects of two-photon coherence between ground and biexciton states

Hailin Wang, Jagdeep Shah, T. C. Damen, L. N. Pfeiffer

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Abstract

Using the unique polarization selection rule for the biexcitonic transition we demonstrate conclusively the dominant effects of the biexciton-induced two-photon coherence on polarization-dependent four-wave-mixing in GaAs quantum wells. We also show that the two-photon coherence is the leading contribution to the self-diffracted four-wave-mixing response in the cross-linearly polarized configuration and can explain the anomalous polarization dependence in four-wave-mixing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)869-874
Number of pages6
JournalSolid State Communications
Volume91
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

Keywords

  • A. quantum wells
  • D. optical properties
  • E. nonlinear optics

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