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Tunneling-induced enhancement of self-Kerr nonlinearity in asymmetric quantum wells

Authors
Journal
Physics Letters A
0375-9601
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
377
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.physleta.2013.04.033
Keywords
  • Quantum Physics
Disciplines
  • Physics

Abstract

Abstract We propose an asymmetric AlGaAs/GaAs double quantum wells (QWs) structure for realizing the enhancement of self-Kerr nonlinearity. It is found, with resonant tunneling, that the self-Kerr nonlinearity can be clearly enhanced, while the absorption of probe field is very small and can be safely neglected. We attribute the enhancement of self-Kerr nonlinearity mainly to the constructive interference induced by resonant tunneling.

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