Quantum-optical spectroscopy on dropletons

M. Mootz, M. Kira, S. W. Koch, A. E. Almand-Hunter, K. Wang, S. T. Cundiff

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Dropletons are new highly correlated quasiparticles recently discovered in GaAs quantum wells. The dropleton discovery is verified with a new measurement set and the full identification cycle is presented. The analysis confirms that a dropleton contains four or more electron-hole pairs within a tiny correlation bubble and that dropleton’s electron-hole pairs are in a liquid-like state that is quantized due to quantum confinement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUltrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XIX
EditorsMarkus Betz, Kong-Thon Tsen, Abdulhakem Y. Elezzabi
ISBN (Electronic)9781628414516
StatePublished - 2015
EventUltrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XIX - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Feb 8 2015Feb 11 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherUltrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XIX
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • Quantum optical spectroscopy
  • biexcitons
  • dropletons
  • quantum spectroscopy
  • quasiparticles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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