Coherent spectral oscillations in multiwave mixing

H. P. Wagner, H. P. Tranitz, M. Reichelt, T. Meier, Stephan W Koch

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The nonlinear optical response of a ZnSe single quantum well is investigated by spectrally resolving a wave-mixing signal using a three-beam configuration. A delayed third pulse with direction k3 leads to coherent oscillations in the spectrum emitted in 2k2-k1. Polarization-dependent measurements highlight the importance of higher-order Coulomb correlations as the dominant coupling mechanism between the three pulses. The experimental results are well explained by microscopic calculations including four-particle correlations up to fifth order in the fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number233303
Pages (from-to)2333031-2333034
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Dec 15 2001
Externally publishedYes


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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Wagner, H. P., Tranitz, H. P., Reichelt, M., Meier, T., & Koch, S. W. (2001). Coherent spectral oscillations in multiwave mixing. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 64(23), 2333031-2333034. [233303].