Andreev-reflected photons

Noriyuki Hatakenaka*, Susumu Kurihara, Tetsuo Ogawa

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We investigate theoretically the Andreev-reflected photons in a system with two vacuum-semiconductor and semiconductor-superconductor interfaces, taking into account the multiple reflections of a polariton at two interfaces. With the use of the Andreev reflection of an electron-hole pair in this geometry, we propose a novel generation scheme of a phase-conjugated photon with respect to the incident one. This mechanism is quite different from conventional methods using optical nonlinearities. The additional-boundary-condition problems are also reexamined from a viewpoint of an electron-hole picture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1699-1700
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Physics of Condensed Matter
Issue numberPART 2
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Feb 2
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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