Nonlinear optics in hetero n-i-p-i structures

A. Kost, E. Garmire, A. Danner, P. D. Dapkus

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The spatial separation of electrons and holes in n-i-p-i structures leads to large excess carrier populations even with low level illumination. Combined with hetero barriers (e.g., quantum wells) n-i-p-i structures exhibit large optical nonlinearities. The physics and applications of hetero n-i-p-i structures are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes
EventLEOS '88 - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting - Santa Clara, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 2 1988Nov 4 1988


OtherLEOS '88 - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting
CitySanta Clara, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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