Nonlinear optical properties of InSb: Hot-electron effects Academic Article uri icon


  • At high-power densities (2 MW/cm2) the temporal dependence of transmitted 10.6-m pulses in InSb shows strong pump-depletion effects. The phenomena are on a 30-nsec time scale and are interpreted as due to hot-electronic kinetics and electron-hole excitation processes. A model calculation employing rate constants from independent measurements reported in the literature yields good agreement with the experimental time evolution of the transmitted signal. 1978 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review B

author list (cited authors)

  • Nee, T. W., Cantrell, C. D., Scott, J. F., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 22

complete list of authors

  • Nee, TW||Cantrell, CD||Scott, JF||Scully, Marlan O

publication date

  • May 1978