Large optical gain from four-wave mixing instabilities in semiconductor quantum wells

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Abstract

Based on a microscopic many-particle theory, we predict large optical gain in the probe and background-free four-wave mixing directions caused by excitonic instabilities in semiconductor quantum wells. For a single quantum well with radiative-decay limited dephasing in a typical pump-probe setup we discuss the microscopic driving mechanisms and polarization and frequency dependence of these instabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number27003
JournalEPL
Volume81
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

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four-wave mixing
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Large optical gain from four-wave mixing instabilities in semiconductor quantum wells. / Schumacher, S.; Kwong, Nai-Hang; Binder, Rudolf.

In: EPL, Vol. 81, No. 2, 27003, 01.01.2008.

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