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 language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Apr 4 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics