Modeling of the extreme nonlinear optical response of semiconductor nanostructures

Daniel Golde, Torsten Meier, Stephan W. Koch

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In extreme nonlinear optics the Rabi frequency is comparable to or even larger than the transition frequency. Numerical solutions of the semiconductor Bloch equations show that the response of semiconductor quantum wells and wires differs characteristically from that of a two-level system in this highly nonperturbative regime. The main reason for these differences is the continuous electronic dispersion, and, to a lesser degree, the Coulombic interaction effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUltrafast Phenomena XV
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Conference
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9783540687795
StatePublished - 2007

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Chemical Physics
ISSN (Print)0172-6218

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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