Interaction of strong single-cycle terahertz pulses with semiconductor quantum wells

J. R. Danielson, Yun Shik Lee, J. P. Prineas, J. T. Steiner, M. Kira, S. W. Koch

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Abstract

An experiment-theory comparison is presented to demonstrate terahertz-induced extreme-nonlinear transients in a GaAs/AlGaAs quantum-well system. The terahertz-pump and optical-probe experiments show pronounced spectral modulations of the light- and heavy-hole excitonic resonances. Excellent agreement with the results of microscopic many-body calculations is obtained, identifying clear ponderomotive contributions and the generation of terahertz harmonics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number237401
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume99
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 3 2007

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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