Optical nonlinearities and Rabi flopping of an exciton population in a semiconductor interacting with strong terahertz fields

J. T. Steiner, M. Kira, S. W. Koch

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Abstract

A fully microscopic theory is developed to study the nonlinear terahertz dynamics of incoherent excitons in semiconductor quantum wells. The theory is evaluated for strong-field excitation conditions leading to terahertz-induced population transfer, Rabi oscillations, and extreme-nonlinear dynamics. The characteristic signatures of the different effects in typical terahertz transmission-reflection experiments are identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number165308
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume77
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 4 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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