Review of Nonlinear Optical Processes in Wide Gap II-VI Compounds

  • C. Klingshirn
  • M. Kunz
  • F. A. Majumder
  • D. Oberhauser
  • R. Renner
  • M. Rinker
  • H.-E. Swoboda
  • A. Uhrig
  • Ch. Weber
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 200)


In this contribution we want to review optically nonlinear properties of wide—gap II–VI compounds. In the first section we outline some rather general ideas of the linear optical properties. The next one is devoted to the description of various optical nonlinearities and of the underlying concepts. In an outlook we finally summarize, how optical nonlinearities can be used to realize pure optical bistability, electro-optic hybrid devices, optical amplifiers or optical oscillators.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Klingshirn
    • 1
  • M. Kunz
    • 1
  • F. A. Majumder
    • 1
  • D. Oberhauser
    • 1
  • R. Renner
    • 1
  • M. Rinker
    • 1
  • H.-E. Swoboda
    • 1
  • A. Uhrig
    • 1
  • Ch. Weber
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachbereich Physik der UniversitätKaiserslauternGermany

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