Influence of propagation effects on the coherent optical response of semiconductors

A. Knorr, T. Stroucken, A. Schulze, A. Girndt, Stephan W Koch

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Femtosecond pulse propagation phenomena in semiconductors and semiconductor heterostructures are theoretically investigated. It is shown that the linear pulse propagation through a spatially inhomogeneous structure (multiple quantum wells) is substantially modified in comparison to the homogeneous case. For spatially homogeneous structures (bulk material), the nonlinear interplay between propagation and many‐body effects is investigated in four‐wave‐mixing geometry. For an inverted semiconductor collinear pump‐probe propagation is analyzed to study the ultrafast gain dynamics in amplifiers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)473-483
Number of pages11
Journalphysica status solidi (b)
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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