Microscopic calculations including energetic disorder and Coulomb correlations up to third order in the laser field are performed. The resulting four-wave-mixing signals show polarization-dependent dephasing induced by diagonal disorder. The correct modeling of this disorder-induced dephasing requires the proper inclusion of Coulomb correlations. The theoretical results are in good qualitative agreement with measurements performed on a variety of quantum-well samples.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics