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Title: Self-diffraction of ultrashort laser pulses under resonant excitation of excitons in a colloidal solution of CdSe/ZnS quantum dots

We report self-diffraction processes of two types under resonant excitation of the fundamental electron – hole (exciton) transition in a strongly absorbing colloidal solution of CdSe/ZnS quantum dots (QDs) by high-power picosecond laser pulses. In the first case the absorption saturation (bleaching) at the exciton transition frequency and the Stark shift of exciton absorption line lead to the formation of a transparency channel and self-diffraction of the laser beam from the thus induced round diaphragm. In the second case, self-diffraction of two laser beams, intersecting in a cell with a colloidal QD solution, occurs on the diffraction grating induced by these beams. The physical processes responsible for the nonlinear optical properties of CdSe/ZnS QDs and the found selfaction effects are analysed. (nonlinear optical phenomena)
Authors:
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  1. Department of Physics, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22370646
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.); Journal Volume: 43; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; CADMIUM SELENIDES; DIFFRACTION; DIFFRACTION GRATINGS; ELECTRONS; EXCITATION; EXCITONS; HOLES; LASERS; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; OPACITY; PULSES; QUANTUM DOTS; ZINC SULFIDES