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Optical Nonlinearities Enhanced by Carrier Transport

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A non-local nonlinearity results when optically excited carriers move within the internal electric fields of depletion regions, causing field-dependent changes in absorption and/or refractive index. This paper will review some recent experimental results which use these concepts in heter-Schottky barriers and hetero-nipi structures. It will be shown that large, extremely sensitive nonlinearities result.

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  • Index Change
  • Carrier Lifetime
  • Depletion Region
  • Internal Field
  • Internal Electric Field

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Garmire, E. (1991). Optical Nonlinearities Enhanced by Carrier Transport. In: Garmire, E., Maradudin, A.A., Rebane, K.K. (eds) Laser Optics of Condensed Matter. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-3726-7_32

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