Light pulse delay in semiconductor quantum well Bragg structures

R. Binder, Z. S. Yang, N. H. Kwong, D. T. Nguyen, Arthur L. Smirl

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We discuss a scheme for controlled stopping, storing, and releasing of light pulses in one-dimensional resonant photonic band gap structures (RPBG's) made of Bragg spaced quantum wells. Our scheme is based on parametric manipulation of the RPBG's bandstructure in real time. We extend earlier studies on the limitations of presently existing quantum well Bragg structures to the regime of small detunings of the exciton resonance from the Bragg frequency. We also set the stage for exploring mechanisms of bandstructure control by studying the nonlinear response of the quantum well RPBG.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2379-2383
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Issue number10
StatePublished - Aug 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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