The dependence of optical four-wave-mixing (FWM) signals in semiconductors on carrier density and laser-field polarization is investigated. The theoretical and experimental analysis reveals the importance of the excitation-induced dephasing processes for the understanding of numerous published results on polarization selections rules in FWM signals. Even apparently contradictory earlier findings can be explained with this theoretical model.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics