Joshua, Arjun and Venkataraman, V (2009) Simplified theory of optical nonlinearities in spin-polarized semiconductors. In: Journal Of Physics-Condensed Matter, 21 (44).
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The spin degree of freedom is largely disregarded in existing theories of the density-dependent optical properties of an interacting electron-hole plasma in quasiequilibrium. Here, we extended the pair equation, which is applicable to a bulk semiconductor at elevated temperatures, to calculate optical nonlinearities due to a spin-polarized plasma. We obtained agreement with recent circular dichroism data in laser-excited GaAs by using the plasma density alone as the fitting parameter. The simplicity of our theory, based on the analytical pair-equation formula, makes it ideal for conveniently modelling absorption in a carrier spin-polarized semiconductor.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright for this article belongs to Institute Of Physics.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics|
|Date Deposited:||03 Jan 2010 09:14|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 05:52|
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