Ballistic transport of electronic excitations and coherent light propagation in semiconductor quantum wells

A. Knorr, F. Steininger, A. Girndt, T. Stroucken, S. Haas, P. Thomas, S. W. Koch

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The transport of radiative and electronic excitations in coherently driven semiconductor quantum wells is analysed. On ultrashort time scales the spatial dynamics is determined by light propagation only, whereas for longer times the propagation of light and electronic excitations may be coupled. The theory is applied to the propagation of electronic excitations in the plane of a single quantum well and to polariton propagation in quantum well wave guides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1265-1276
Number of pages12
JournalIl Nuovo Cimento D
Issue number11-12
StatePublished - Nov 1 1995



  • Conference proceedings
  • Optical properties of thin films, surfaces, and layer structures (superlattices, heterojunctions, and multilayers)
  • Polaritons (including photon-phonon and photon-magnon interactions)

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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