Polarization selection rules for quantum beating between light- and heavy-hole excitons in GaAs quantum wells

G. O. Smith, E. J. Mayer, V. Heuckeroth, J. Kuhl, K. Bott, T. Meier, A. Schulze, D. Bennhardt, S. W. Koch, P. Thomas, R. Hey, K. Ploog

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Abstract

We report results on selection rules and polarization conditions for quantum beating between light hole and heavy hole excitons in GaAs quantum wells. The measurements were conducted using time-integrated degenerate-four-wave-mixing in a three-pulse configuration. By choosing particular polarization configurations of the ultrashort optical pulses exciting heavy and light hole excitons simultaneously, degenerate four-wave-mixing signals show either quantum beating or no modulation at all. The experiments are analyzed using a model that takes into account exciton/exciton interaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-377
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Communications
Volume94
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1995

Keywords

  • A. quantum wells
  • A. semiconductors
  • D. optical properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Smith, G. O., Mayer, E. J., Heuckeroth, V., Kuhl, J., Bott, K., Meier, T., Schulze, A., Bennhardt, D., Koch, S. W., Thomas, P., Hey, R., & Ploog, K. (1995). Polarization selection rules for quantum beating between light- and heavy-hole excitons in GaAs quantum wells. Solid State Communications, 94(5), 373-377. https://doi.org/10.1016/0038-1098(95)00052-6