Role of biexciton state in excitonic resonant nonlinearity in homoepitaxial ZnSe

T. Saiki, M. Kuwata-Gonokami*, K. Ohkawa, T. Mitsuyu

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With a high quality strain free ZnSe sample, the biexciton states are studied at 10K. The delay time dependences, spectral responses of the two-pulse four- wave mixing signal are examined in two polarization configurations. In orthogonal polarization configuration, biexciton two-photon resonance is clearly observed. The observed binding energy is 4 meV which is also confirmed by the nonlinear emission spectra associated with the biexciton destruction. The polarization dependences of the four-wave mixing signal are found to be a powerful tool to examine the biexciton contribution near the exciton resonance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)679-683
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number10
StatePublished - Sep 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • A. semiconductors
  • B. epitaxy
  • D. optical properties
  • E. luminescence
  • E. nonlinear optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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