Third-harmonic generation in a quantum well with adjustable asymmetry under an electric field


Yildirim H., Tomak M.

PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI B-BASIC SOLID STATE PHYSICS, vol.243, no.15, pp.4057-4063, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 243 Issue: 15
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pssb.200642079
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI B-BASIC SOLID STATE PHYSICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.4057-4063

Abstract

We study third-harmonic generation in a quantum well represented by a Poschl-Teller confining potential under an applied electric field. This potential is well suited for such purposes as it can easily become asymmetrical by a correct choice of its parameter set. We calculate the third harmonic generation within the density matrix formalism. Numerical results for a typical GaAs quantum well are presented. We investigate the third-harmonic generation for several values of asymmetry parameters under small electric fields. It is found to be enhanced with the increasing electric field. While the resulting third-harmonic generation peak is promising it is still quite smaller than that observed in similar quantum well systems. (C) 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.