Influence of carrier correlations on the excitonic optical response including disorder and microcavity effects

C. Sieh, T. Meier, A. Knorr, F. Jahnke, P. Thomas, S. W. Koch

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Abstract

A model study of the characteristic signatures of carrier-correlation effects on the excitonic differential absorption spectra in semiconductors is presented. Using an effectively one-dimensional tight-binding system Coulomb-induced carrier-correlations up to third-order in the optical field are treated without additional approximations. To illustrate the influence of the different many-body contributions excitonic differential absorption spectra are computed for various polarizations and pump-probe time delays. The simultaneous influence of energetic disorder and correlations on the differential absorption spectra is discussed. Also presented are numerical results for the case when the semiconductor system is placed inside a microcavity in the strong-coupling regime. It is shown that the correlations induce characteristic signatures in the normal mode spectra.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)407-421
Number of pages15
JournalEuropean Physical Journal B
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1999

Keywords

  • 42.50.Md Optical transient phenomena: quantum beats, photon echo, free-induction decay, dephasings and revivals, optical nutation, and self-induced transparency
  • 71.35.Cc Intrinsic properties of excitons; optical absorption spectra
  • 78.66.-w Optical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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