Polarization-state beating in four-wave-mixing experiments on ZnSe epilayers

A. Tookey, D. J. Bain, I. J. Blewett, I. Galbraith, A. K. Kar, B. S. Wherrett, B. Vögele, K. A. Prior, B. C. Cavenett

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The polarization angle of the time-integrated four-wave-mixing signal from a ZnSe epilayer is found to oscillate as a function of the delay time between the two incident pulses, the modulation depth being dependent on the polarization angle between the incident pulses. The oscillation is shown to be a feature of heavy-hole-light-hole quantum beating, and is described by a solution of the optical Bloch equations. © 1998 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-67
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998


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