Microscopic theory of the semiconductor terahertz response

Mackillo Kira, Walter Hoyer, Stephan W. Koch

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A microscopic theory for the terahertz response of excited semiconductor systems is presented. It is verified that the theory yields the correct effective-mass Drude limit. For a fully interacting incoherent system, the terahertz response is shown to be determined by the electron-hole correlations. The theory is evaluated for the example of excitonic populations in a quantum-well structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-450
Number of pages8
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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