We observe multiple excitonic optical Rabi oscillations in a semiconductor quantum well. Up to eight oscillation periods of the heavy-hole exciton density on a subpicosecond time scale are observed. An approximate linear dependence of the oscillation frequency on the light field amplitude is established. The experiment is based on a two-color detection scheme which allows for the observation of the heavy-hole exciton density via transmission changes at the light-hole exciton. The observations are in good agreement with theoretical computations based on multiband semiconductor Bloch equations.
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