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Title: Diffusion induced parametric amplification in centro-symmetric semiconductor plasmas
Authors: Ghosh, S
Sharma, Giriraj
Rishi, M P
Issue Date: Aug-2002
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Based on hydrodynamic model of plasmas and using straight forward coupled mode theory an analytical investigation of parametric interaction of high frequency pump with semiconductor plasma and consequent amplification of acoustic wave has been carried out in centro-symmetric semiconductor medium. The phenomenon of parametric amplification is treated as three-wave interaction process, involving second-order non-linearity of the medium. It is found that, diffusion induced non-linear current density is responsible for the generation of second-order optical susceptibility χ (2) in a centrosymmetric medium. It has been found that, for crystals with n0 = 1024 m-3, χ (2) = 5.01× 10-7 SI and n0 = 1022 m-3, χ (2) = 4.13 ×10-9 SI, these values are fairly in agreement with the experimentally observed value for III -V compound semiconductors. Steady-state gain constant and threshold pump intensity for the onset of parametric instability, have also been estimated. The analysis has been performed in non-dispersive regime of the acoustic wave, which is one of the preconditions for achieving an appreciable initial steady-state growth of the parametrically generated signal mode. The minimum threshold pump amplitude E()th at wave number k = 7.4×107 m-1 (say km) has been found. This km is greatly influenced by carrier concentration and diffusion coefficient of the carriers in the medium. It is found that, gain increases rapidly with the increase in pump amplitude (E()th) and doping concentration of the medium. Hence, the desired value of the gain can be obtained by adjusting pump intensity and doping concentration of the medium concerned.
Page(s): 561-568
ISSN: 0975-1041 (Online); 0019-5596 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJPAP Vol.40(08) [August 2002]

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