Evidence of biexcitonic contributions to four-wave mixing in GaAs quantum wells

E. J. Mayer, G. O. Smith, V. Heuckeroth, J. Kuhl, K. Bott, A. Schulze, T. Meier, D. Bennhardt, Stephan W Koch, P. Thomas, R. Hey, K. Ploog

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Abstract

A three-pulse degenerate four-wave-mixing experiment and its theoretical analysis reveal contributions of local field and biexciton effects to the nonlinear optical response of the two-dimensional exciton. Quantum beats with a frequency equivalent to the biexciton binding energy appear only for specific polarizations. Polarization-dependent spectrally resolved four-wave mixing shows an additional peak that is separated from the 1s heavy-hole exciton line by the biexciton binding energy. These experimental results are in good agreement with the optical selection rules of the theoretical model, providing evidence for biexcitonic contributions to the four-wave mixing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14730-14733
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume50
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Mayer, E. J., Smith, G. O., Heuckeroth, V., Kuhl, J., Bott, K., Schulze, A., ... Ploog, K. (1994). Evidence of biexcitonic contributions to four-wave mixing in GaAs quantum wells. Physical Review B, 50(19), 14730-14733. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.50.14730

Evidence of biexcitonic contributions to four-wave mixing in GaAs quantum wells. / Mayer, E. J.; Smith, G. O.; Heuckeroth, V.; Kuhl, J.; Bott, K.; Schulze, A.; Meier, T.; Bennhardt, D.; Koch, Stephan W; Thomas, P.; Hey, R.; Ploog, K.

In: Physical Review B, Vol. 50, No. 19, 1994, p. 14730-14733.

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Mayer, EJ, Smith, GO, Heuckeroth, V, Kuhl, J, Bott, K, Schulze, A, Meier, T, Bennhardt, D, Koch, SW, Thomas, P, Hey, R & Ploog, K 1994, 'Evidence of biexcitonic contributions to four-wave mixing in GaAs quantum wells', Physical Review B, vol. 50, no. 19, pp. 14730-14733. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.50.14730
Mayer EJ, Smith GO, Heuckeroth V, Kuhl J, Bott K, Schulze A et al. Evidence of biexcitonic contributions to four-wave mixing in GaAs quantum wells. Physical Review B. 1994;50(19):14730-14733. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.50.14730
Mayer, E. J. ; Smith, G. O. ; Heuckeroth, V. ; Kuhl, J. ; Bott, K. ; Schulze, A. ; Meier, T. ; Bennhardt, D. ; Koch, Stephan W ; Thomas, P. ; Hey, R. ; Ploog, K. / Evidence of biexcitonic contributions to four-wave mixing in GaAs quantum wells. In: Physical Review B. 1994 ; Vol. 50, No. 19. pp. 14730-14733.
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