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, S. W. Koch, H. M. Gibbs, G. 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
StatePublished - Mar 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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