9 July 2001 Theoretical study of the polarization dependence of third-order optical nonlinearities in semiconductor microcavities
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Proceedings Volume 4283, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices IX; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.432560
Event: Symposium on Integrated Optics, 2001, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
We present a microscopic theory of the coherent third order optical response of semiconductor quantum well micro cavities, specialized to the four-wave-mixing configuration in the spectral vicinity of the lowest exciton frequency. The theory is that of a quantum mechanical many-electron system dipole-coupled to a classical radiation field. The many-electron dynamics is treated within the dynamics- controlled-truncation formalism restricted to the 1s-exciton subspace. Within this limitation, al Coulomb correlation effects are included, resulting in an effective theory of exciton-polariton scattering. The theory is evaluated for various polarization configurations each of which depends differently on the underlying many-body effects, such as phase-space filing, Hartree-Fock exchange, and two-exciton correlations.
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Nai-Hang Kwong, Nai-Hang Kwong, Ryu Takayama, Ryu Takayama, Rolf H. Binder, Rolf H. Binder, } "Theoretical study of the polarization dependence of third-order optical nonlinearities in semiconductor microcavities", Proc. SPIE 4283, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices IX, (9 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.432560; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.432560
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