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, Stephan 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
Externally publishedYes

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Interaction of strong single-cycle terahertz pulses with semiconductor quantum wells. / Danielson, J. R.; Lee, Yun Shik; Prineas, J. P.; Steiner, J. T.; Kira, M.; Koch, Stephan W.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 99, No. 23, 237401, 03.12.2007.

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Danielson, J. R. ; Lee, Yun Shik ; Prineas, J. P. ; Steiner, J. T. ; Kira, M. ; Koch, Stephan W. / Interaction of strong single-cycle terahertz pulses with semiconductor quantum wells. In: Physical Review Letters. 2007 ; Vol. 99, No. 23.
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