Coherent control and quantum correlations in quantum-well semiconductor microcavity

Yun Shik Lee, Theodore B. Norris, Mackillo Kira, Frank Jahnke, Stephan W Koch, Galina Khitrova, Hyatt M. Gibbs

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Abstract

The normal modes in a nonperturbatively coupled quantum-well semiconductor microcavity are linear superpositions of the QW exciton and cavity mode when the QW exciton transition is resonant with the cavity mode. When the lower normal mode is excited by a phase-locked pair of optical pulses, the nonlinear response of a probe pulse tuned to the upper mode is controlled. Thus the normal modes are coupled in their nonlinear optical response due to the nonlinearity of the exciton underlying the two normal modes. The cavity enhancement of the excitonic nonlinearity gives rise to a large signal; modulating the relative phase of the excitation pulses produces a differential reflectivity of up to 10%. Besides the coherent control of normal modes which is explainable with in the frame of semiclassical models, we observe a purely quantum mechanical phenomenon in our system. The quantum correlations between the field and carrier density lead to intraband coherences which live much longer than the interband dephasing time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages16-26
Number of pages11
Volume3940
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventUltrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors IV - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 27 2000Jan 28 2000

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OtherUltrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors IV
CitySan Jose, CA, USA
Period1/27/001/28/00

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Microcavities
Excitons
Semiconductor quantum wells
quantum wells
Semiconductor materials
Laser pulses
Electron transitions
Laser modes
excitons
Carrier concentration
cavities
pulses
nonlinearity
coupled modes
reflectance
augmentation
probes
excitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Lee, Y. S., Norris, T. B., Kira, M., Jahnke, F., Koch, S. W., Khitrova, G., & Gibbs, H. M. (2000). Coherent control and quantum correlations in quantum-well semiconductor microcavity. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 3940, pp. 16-26). Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

Coherent control and quantum correlations in quantum-well semiconductor microcavity. / Lee, Yun Shik; Norris, Theodore B.; Kira, Mackillo; Jahnke, Frank; Koch, Stephan W; Khitrova, Galina; Gibbs, Hyatt M.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3940 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 2000. p. 16-26.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Lee, YS, Norris, TB, Kira, M, Jahnke, F, Koch, SW, Khitrova, G & Gibbs, HM 2000, Coherent control and quantum correlations in quantum-well semiconductor microcavity. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 3940, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, pp. 16-26, Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors IV, San Jose, CA, USA, 1/27/00.
Lee YS, Norris TB, Kira M, Jahnke F, Koch SW, Khitrova G et al. Coherent control and quantum correlations in quantum-well semiconductor microcavity. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3940. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. 2000. p. 16-26
Lee, Yun Shik ; Norris, Theodore B. ; Kira, Mackillo ; Jahnke, Frank ; Koch, Stephan W ; Khitrova, Galina ; Gibbs, Hyatt M. / Coherent control and quantum correlations in quantum-well semiconductor microcavity. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3940 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 2000. pp. 16-26
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