Quantum optics with quantum-dot and quantum-well systems

L. Schneebeli, M. Kira, S. W. Koch

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A theoretical framework is presented to investigate the buildup of quantum-optical correlations in semiconductor quantum-dot and extended quantum-well/quantum-wire systems. As representative examples, the generation of squeezing and the strong light-matter coupling are analyzed. The Fermionic versus Bosonic character of matter is shown to have significant influence on the generic light-matter coupling. The correlation spectroscopy is presented as a suitable tool to demonstrate quantized-light effects via the measurement of the re-emitted light-field quantum statistics. Furthermore, the concept of quantum-optical spectroscopy is discussed as a viable method to directly manipulate strongly interacting many-body states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuantum Optics with Semiconductor Nanostructures
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9780857092328
StatePublished - Jul 2012


  • Cluster expansion
  • Correlation spectroscopy
  • Light-matter coupling
  • Quantum-optical spectroscopy
  • Semiconductor quantum optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Schneebeli, L., Kira, M., & Koch, S. W. (2012). Quantum optics with quantum-dot and quantum-well systems. In Quantum Optics with Semiconductor Nanostructures (pp. 369-392). Elsevier Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1533/9780857096395.3.369