Coherent dynamics of photoexcited semiconductor superlattices in homogeneous electric fields

T. Meier, H. J. Kolbe, A. Thränhardt, G. Weiser, P. Thomas, S. W. Koch

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A microscopic many-body theory for the linear and nonlinear optical properties of semiconductor superlattices subjected to electric fields is presented. The approach has been used for the analysis of various processes related to the Bloch-oscillation dynamics of carriers in static fields and for investigating dynamical localization induced by alternating fields. It is shown that the theory describes very well experimental field-modulated absorption spectra of a strongly coupled superlattice. Furthermore, characteristic signatures, such as negative absorption in the short-pulse optical response of superlattices subjected simultaneously to static and alternating electric fields are predicted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-273
Number of pages7
JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 2000
EventThe 5th International Conference on Intersubband Transitions in Quantum Wells (ITQW '99) - Bad Ischl, Austria
Duration: Sep 7 1999Sep 11 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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