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Nonlinear Optics in Quantum Confined Semiconductors

  • Paul Horan
  • Werner Blau

Abstract

The field of nonlinear optics is dominated by the search for materials which show a large nonlinear optical response. Physical confinement of charge carriers, whether in 1, 2 or 3 dimensions, can greatly enhance the nonlinear optical behaviour. We have studied the nonlinear optical properties of small particles, in the size range 100–10ºA which provide 3-D charge confinement. The larger particles are too big to show signif-icant quantum confinement effects. Smaller particles show distinct confinement effects and significant optical nonlinearity.

Keywords

Nonlinear Optic Diffraction Efficiency Quantum Confinement Effect Dope Glass Physical Confinement 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Horan
    • 1
  • Werner Blau
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pure and Applied Physics Trinity CollegeDublin 2Ireland

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