Coherent terahertz control of vertical transport in semiconductor heterostructures

O. Vänskä, I. Tittonen, S. W. Koch, M. Kira

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Coherent-control protocols are introduced to selectively transport electrons, excitons, or pure two-particle correlations through semiconductor interfaces. The scheme is tested in a double-quantum-well structure where a sequence of terahertz pulses is applied to induce the vertical excitation transfer between the wells. Using a microscopic theory, it is shown that efficient and highly selective transfer can be realized even in the presence of the unavoidable scattering and dephasing processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number116802
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - Mar 16 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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