Abstract

Using accurate band structures of InAs, InSb, and two Hg1xCdxTe alloys, we calculate the change in refractive index caused by the photoexcited electrons and holes. The effects of both free-carrier absorption (FCA) and one-photon absorption are considered. We find that the change in refractive index varies nonlinearly with the density of photoexcited carriers and that the generally neglected FCA contribution is significant in InAs, owing to its weak spin-orbit coupling.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Large nonlinear refraction in InSb at 10 μm and the effects of Auger recombination

V. Dubikovskiy, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25(2) 223-235 (2008)

Ultrafast relaxation dynamics of photoexcited carriers in GaAs and related compounds

A. J. Taylor, D. J. Erskine, and C. L. Tang
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2(4) 663-673 (1985)

Temperature and intensity dependence of the refractive index of a compound semiconductor

B. Jensen and A. Torabi
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2(9) 1395-1401 (1985)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (6)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (9)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription