Pulse propagation in Bragg-resonant multiple quantum wells: From pulse breakup to compression

N. C. Nielsen, J. Kuhl, M. Schaarschmidt, J. Förstner, A. Knorr, S. W. Koch, H. M. Gibbs, G. Khitrova, H. Giessen

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Abstract

The nonlinear propagation of subpicosecond pulses resonant to the hh 1s exciton in Bragg-periodic multiple quantum wells is investigated experimentally and theoretically. We show coherent pulse breakup and its suppression for increasing pulse intensity in good agreement with calculations based on the semiconductor Maxwell-Bloch equations. For highly nonlinear excitation, pulse compression is observed which is strongly enhanced by the additional contribution of self-phase modulation in the barrier and substrate material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1484-1487
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi C: Conferences
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Event7th International Workshop on Nonlinear Optics and Excitation Kinetics in Semiconductors, NOEKS 2003 - Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: Feb 24 2003Feb 28 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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