Pulsed vertical-cavity-laser emission synchronized to electron spin precession

W. W. Rühle, S. Hallstein, J. D. Berger, M. Hilpert, H. C. Schneider, F. Jahnke, Stephan W Koch, H. M. Gibbs, Galina Khitrova, M. Oestreich

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The Larmor procession of polarized electron spins in a transverse magnetic field causes a synchronized pulsing of the stimulated emission of a semiconductor microcavity. Alternating right- and left-handed circularly polarized pulses are emitted by the vertical cavity laser after excitation of the In0.04 Ga0.96As quantum wells in the resonator with circularly polarized pulses of a picosecond Ti: sapphire laser. The excitation geometry is the Voigt geometry with the magnetic field in the plane of the quantum wells and the optical axis in growth direction. The non-equilibrium carrier and the coupled laser dynamics are successfully analyzed with a microscopic theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-398
Number of pages12
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1998
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Rühle, W. W., Hallstein, S., Berger, J. D., Hilpert, M., Schneider, H. C., Jahnke, F., ... Oestreich, M. (1998). Pulsed vertical-cavity-laser emission synchronized to electron spin precession. Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research, 206(1), 387-398.