Optics and Spectroscopy

, Volume 115, Issue 5, pp 739–744 | Cite as

Interband phototransitions involving free electrons: III. Transmission of light through crystals

Nonlinear and Quantum Optics


It has been shown that the two-electron mechanism of nonlinear optical absorption considered in the first two parts of our study, even at laser radiation intensities j ∼ 103-104 W/cm2 in the case of nanosecond pulses, can lead to almost complete absorption of light by crystals that are transparent to weak radiation of the same wavelength. A number of materials that can exhibit the considered effects have been described.


Valence Band ZnTe Electronic Band Structure Photon Transition Nonequilibrium Charge Carrier 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center of Information Optical TechnologiesSt. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics, and OpticsSt. PetersburgRussia

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