Theory of Polarization-Dependent Four-Wave Mixing in Quantum Wells using the Optical Bloch Equations

  • T. Meier
  • D. Bennhardt
  • P. Thomas
  • Y. Z. Hu
  • R. Binder
  • S. W. Koch
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 330)

Abstract

Transient four-wave mixing (TFWM) experiments have been widely used to study the excitation dynamics of excitons in quantum wells [1]. Recently is has been observed that TFWM signals, especially quantum beats between heavy-hole (hh) and light-hole (lh) excitons, strongly depend on the polarization of the incident laser pulses [2–6]. This dependence is presently being investigated.

Keywords

Rabi Frequency Polarization Dependence Excitation Density Incident Laser Pulse Dephasing Rate 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Meier
    • 1
  • D. Bennhardt
    • 1
  • P. Thomas
    • 1
  • Y. Z. Hu
    • 2
  • R. Binder
    • 2
  • S. W. Koch
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Materials Sciences CenterPhilipps UniversityMarburgGermany
  2. 2.Optical Sciences Center and Department of PhysicsUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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