Decay of orientational grating of weakly confined excitons in GaAs thin films

O. Kojima, T. Isu, J. Ishi-Hayase, A. Kanno, R. Katouf, M. Sasaki, M. Tsuchiya

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We report the dynamical properties of the exciton orientation in GaAs thin films using the orientational grating (OG) technique. From the results of excitation-power dependence of OG signal, we confirmed that the OG signal comes from the optical nonlinearity of weakly confined excitons. In addition, the OG-decay time decreases with an increase of excitation power due to exciton-exciton interaction, and the shortest decay time is below 1 ps. Our results may imply the potential application of optical nonlinearity of weakly confined exciton to ultrafast switching devices operating at 1 Tbit/s.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)963-965
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Luminescence
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Nonlocal response
  • Optical nonlinear response
  • Thin film
  • Transient grating
  • Weakly confined exciton

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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