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Observation of time-nonreversible optical interaction with zincblende semiconductors

N.I.Zheludev, S.V.Popov, Yu. P.Svirko, and A.Malinowski
Department of Physics, University of Southampton, UK

D.Yu.Paraschuk
Department of Physics, Moscow State University, Moscow 119899, Russia

Abstract

Light-induced specular rotation resulting from a time-nonreversible nonreciprocal interaction of light with semiconductors of zinc-blende structure is reported. The rotation increases with pump intensity at the rate of
1.110-11 rad W-1 cm-2 in GaAs and 4.310-11 rad W-1 cm-2 in InSb and does not disappear immediately after the end of the excitation, but partially decays on a subnanosecond time scale.

See also later comments at Physical Review B 1995 Vol.52 pp.2203 (ORC no. 902P)


Physical Review B (1994) Vol.50(16) pp.11508-11513

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.50.11508

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