Pulse propagation in semiconductors

A. Knorr, S. Hughes, T. Stroucken, E. Steininger, P. Thomas, S. W. Koch

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The theory of pulse propagation in semiconductors requires the inclusion of both field and material current as dynamical variables, which have to be determined self-consistently, thus arriving on the level of coupled semiconductor Maxwell-Bloch equations. The discussed approach includes electron-electron interaction on the level of quantum kinetic equations for the material current and accounts for polarization and particle scattering of electrons and phonons as well as for a scalar or vector wave equation of the electromagnetic field. In this paper, the theoretical description of the coupled spatiotemporal dynamics on short time and space scales is discussed and illustrated with several examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 6th Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 2 1996Jun 7 1996


OtherProceedings of the 1996 6th Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS
CityAnaheim, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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