The nonlinear polarization close to the band gap of GaAs is studied by spectrally and temporally resolved four-wave mixing. Excitonic and free carrier contributions both excited within the bandwidth of the 100 fs pulses are distinguished for the first time. The excitonic part dominates at carrier densities below 1016 cm-3. At higher density, nonthermalized free carriers give rise to an additional component resonant to the pulse that shows a photon-echo-like time behavior. Monte Carlo simulations including the coherent polarization and the scattering dynamics of the carriers account for the data.
|Titolo:||Coherent Optical polarization of Bulk GaAs Studied by Femtosecond Photon-Echo Spectroscopy|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1993|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevLett.71.77|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|