Beats in the transient four-wave-mixing signal from strongly inhomogeneously broadened semiconductor quantum wells are observed. Based on their phase and polarization properties, the beats are assigned to biexcitons in the mesoscopically disordered material. With increasing excitation intensity a halving of the beat period is observed and is accurately reproduced by calculations including fifth-order contributions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics