Pair-correlation functions in incoherent electron-hole plasmas

Walter Hoyer, M. Kira, S. W. Koch

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A density-matrix many-body theory for the description of the interacting electron-hole system in direct-gap semiconductors is presented. The Coulomb interaction between all electrons, the coupling to a quantized light field, and a reservoir of phonons are included. The theory is evaluated to compute the electron-hole and electron-electron correlation functions after initialization of the system as uncorrelated plasma. The dynamical development of pair correlations is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-206
Number of pages12
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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