Laser-induced Rabi oscillations in semiconductors

A. Schulzgen, R. Binder, M. E. Donovan, M. Lindberg, K. Wundke, H. M. Gibbs, G. Khitrova, N. Peyghambarian

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A two-color pump-probe scheme is used to observe several cycles of clearly resolved excitonic Rabi oscillations in a semiconductor quantum well. A 770 fs σ- circularly polarized pump pulse with a narrow spectrum excites resonantly heavy hole (hh) excitons consisting of mj = +3/2 holes and mj = +1/2 electrons. The electron population and its dynamics are probed using a 150 fs σ+ with a center frequency at the light hole (lh) exciton transmission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS '99) - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: May 23 1999May 28 1999


OtherProceedings of the 1999 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS '99)
CityBaltimore, MD, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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