We report residual carrier effects on the nonlinear optical response of weakly confined excitons in GaAs thin films. The nonlinear response was investigated using a degenerate four-wave mixing technique with an additional pulse to create the residual carriers. In the case of the additional-pulse incidence, the signal intensity decreases with the time of incidence. However, the ultrafast component comparable to the pulse width in the temporal profiles does not change appreciably. Our results imply the possibility of the realization of ultrafast switching using the exciton response.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Physica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2008 Dec 1|
|Event||34th International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors, ISCS-2007 - Kyoto, Japan|
Duration: 2007 Oct 15 → 2007 Oct 18
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics