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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

Department of Physics, Moscow State University, Moscow 119899, Russia


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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