Violation of Time-Reversibility in Semiconductors by Transient Optical Excitation

  • Nikolay I. Zheludev
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The problem of time non-reversibility in solids has attracted growing attention during the last few years. Here first of all we mean “natural” symmetry-breaking phenomena in superconducting cuprate materials associated with the anyon superconductivity model. In this paper we investigate a different problem of loss of time reversal symmetry and related light-polarization affecting phenomena in semiconducting materials resulting from intense optical excitation.


Optical Excitation Time Reversal Symmetry Probe Wave CIrcular Birefringence Coherent Contribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikolay I. Zheludev
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonEngland

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