Nonlinear polariton pulse propagation in bulk semiconductors

J. Förstner, A. Knorr, S. Kuckenburg, T. Meier, S. W. Koch, H. Giessen, S. Linden, J. Kuhl

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Nonlinear propagation of optical pulses through an extended bulk semiconductor is investigated using the coupled semiconductor Maxwell-Bloch equations including excitation induced correlations. For short pulse excitation around the exciton resonance, the theory describes the development of polariton beats and their suppression at increasing input pulse intensities due to the coupling of single exciton states to the Coulomb-correlated continuum of two-exciton states. A comparison of the theoretical results with experimental observations for CdSe bulk material is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-457
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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