Four-wave mixing theory for two-photon generation of excitons in cuprous oxide

I. V. Beloussov*, J. B. Ketterson, Y. Sun

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The experimental situation in which excitons in Cu2O are pumped directly into a state with wave vector k→=0→ by two counter-propagating laser pulses, and subsequently probed by a third, time-delayed, pulse has been theoretically investigated. It has been shown that additional electromagnetic waves are excited in the system. A specific configuration of two pump pulses and one probe pulse has been found to generate only one additional electromagnetic wave. The dependence of the time-integrated photon number in this wave on the delay time between pump and probe pulses for some values of the detuning has been investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-138
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Apr 2005


  • D. Excitons
  • D. Optical properties
  • E. Luminescence
  • E. Time-resolved optical spectroscopies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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