Optical lattices achieved by excitons in periodic quantum well structures

M. Hübner, J. P. Prineas, C. Ell, P. Brick, E. S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, S. W. Koch

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

111 Scopus citations


Photoluminescence and linear optical response from large-number multiple quantum well structures, with a period in the vicinity of half the exciton resonance wavelength, are dominated by the normal modes of the coupled wells. These show up in multiple linesplitting and a photonic band gap at Bragg resonance. The photonic gap is identified by an enhanced Bragg reflection and a corresponding weak absorption of the optical lattice. The strongly modified light-matter interaction for photons in the photonic gap is also manifest in the poor emission from the so-called super-radiant mode after excitation in the free carrier continuum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2841-2844
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Optical lattices achieved by excitons in periodic quantum well structures'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this