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 publication2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics: Laser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO 2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2011 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: May 1 2011May 6 2011

Other

Other2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2011
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period5/1/115/6/11

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • 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 2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics: Laser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO 2011 [5951377]