Nonlinear polaritons in II-VI MQW heterostructures

M. Santer, J. Meinertz, J. Gutowski, M. F. Pereira

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review


The linear propagation of femtosecond pulses in the growth direction of excited II-VI semiconductor MQW heterostructures is studied by combining calculations of the nonlinear absorption of quantum wells from many-body theory with the transfer matrix method from classical electrodynamics. It is shown that the time-resolved transmission of the heterostructure is substantially modified in the presence of a nonvanishing quasi-equilibrium carrier density which is accompanied by characteristic changes of the optical absorption and refractive index.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)862-865
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
StatePublished - 2 Jun 2000
EventThe 9th International Conference on II-VI Compounds - Kyoto, Jpn
Duration: 1 Nov 19995 Nov 1999


Dive into the research topics of 'Nonlinear polaritons in II-VI MQW heterostructures'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this