Applications for semiconductor nonlinear optics

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Semiconductor nonlinearities are of both the absorption resonant and non-resonant type and are characterized by threshold carrier density or threshold intensity. Nonresonant semiconductor nonlinearities include: frequency mixing, optical rectification, multi-photon absorption, nonresonant intensity dependent refractive index, and the optical Stark effect. On the other hand, absorption resonant semiconductor nonlinearities are divided into those that involve interband or intraband transitions. Several applications of nonlinear optical semiconductors include eye and sensor protection, signal detection, optical correlators, real-time holographic interferometry, WDM networks, Q-switch lasers, and for charge carrier transport.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245
Number of pages1
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 10th IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting, LEOS. Part 2 (of 2) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 10 1997Nov 13 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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