Quantum theory of photoluminescence for coherently excited semiconductor quantum-well systems

M. Kira, F. Jahnke, Stephan W Koch

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Photoluminescence of semiconductor quantum wells is studied using a fully quantized theory for the light-matter interaction. Quantum fluctuations of the light field lead to direct coupling between a coherent excitation and luminescence in other directions. Numerical results for the time evolution of the luminescence spectrum and emission intensity dynamics after a femtosecond pulse excitation are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-40
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Nonlinear Optical Physics and Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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