Three-photon absorption in InAs
Abbreviated Journal Title
Opt. Quantum Electron.
PICOSECOND INFRARED-SPECTROSCOPY; HOT HOLES; SEMICONDUCTORS; PULSES; INSB; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic; Optics
Using 125 ps laser pulses, we observe three-photon absorption in room temperature InAs at a wavelength of 9.54 mu m. This effect is readily identified by temperature-tuning the semiconductor bandgap through the three-photon absorption edge. A three-photon absorption coefficient of K-3 = 1 +/- 0.6 x 10(-3) cm(3) MW-2 is extracted from non-linear absorption data obtained with an open-aperture Z-scan. Time-resolved measurement at high irradiance reveals an increase of absorption due to hot carriers. We also present an autocorrelation measurement of our CO2 laser pulse that shows two complete optical free-induction-decay cycles.
Optical and Quantum Electronics
"Three-photon absorption in InAs" (1998). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 2275.