Chirp controls nonlinear response of excitons in semiconductor quantum wells

Ryan P. Smith, Andrew E. Hunter, Andrew C. Funk, Steven Cundiff, Mackillo Kira, Stephan W. Koch

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Abstract

We characterize chirped excitation on excitonic resonances in GaAs quantum wells using spectrally resolved transient absorption. Positive chirp enhances nonlinearities, despite the increased pulse duration compared with transform-limited excitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2011
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2011 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: May 1 2011May 6 2011

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2011
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period5/1/115/6/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Smith, R. P., Hunter, A. E., Funk, A. C., Cundiff, S., Kira, M., & Koch, S. W. (2011). Chirp controls nonlinear response of excitons in semiconductor quantum wells. In Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2011 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers).