Nonlinear Coherent Optical Effects in Semiconductors

  • Duncan G. Steel
  • Hailin Wang
  • Min Jiang
  • Kyle Ferrio
  • Steven Cundiff
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 330)


The resonant illumination by coherent optical radiation of an electronic excitation creates a quantum mechanical coherent superposition of the initial and final states of the transition. The nonlinear optical properties of this state can be used to provide a sensitive measurement of many fundamental parameters of the material including transport, elastic and inelastic scattering, energy level splittings between nearly degenerate states, energy relaxation, as well as associated information such as Landé g-factors, the degree of state mixing and symmetry.


Zeeman Splitting Nonlinear Optical Response Spectral Hole Spectral Diffusion Dephasing Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Duncan G. Steel
    • 1
  • Hailin Wang
    • 1
  • Min Jiang
    • 1
  • Kyle Ferrio
    • 1
  • Steven Cundiff
    • 2
  1. 1.Harrison M. Randall Laboratory of PhysicsThe University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Fachbereich PhysikPhilipps-UniversitätMarburgGermany

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