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, Stephan 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 - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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gallium arsenide
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Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Polarization selection rules for quantum beating between light- and heavy-hole excitons in GaAs quantum wells. / Smith, G. O.; Mayer, E. J.; Heuckeroth, V.; Kuhl, J.; Bott, K.; Meier, T.; Schulze, A.; Bennhardt, D.; Koch, Stephan W; Thomas, P.; Hey, R.; Ploog, K.

In: Solid State Communications, Vol. 94, No. 5, 1995, p. 373-377.

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Smith, GO, Mayer, EJ, Heuckeroth, V, Kuhl, J, Bott, K, Meier, T, Schulze, A, Bennhardt, D, Koch, SW, 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, vol. 94, no. 5, pp. 373-377. https://doi.org/10.1016/0038-1098(95)00052-6
Smith, G. O. ; Mayer, E. J. ; Heuckeroth, V. ; Kuhl, J. ; Bott, K. ; Meier, T. ; Schulze, A. ; Bennhardt, D. ; Koch, Stephan W ; Thomas, P. ; Hey, R. ; Ploog, K. / Polarization selection rules for quantum beating between light- and heavy-hole excitons in GaAs quantum wells. In: Solid State Communications. 1995 ; Vol. 94, No. 5. pp. 373-377.
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