Quantum theory of secondary emission in optically excited semiconductor quantum wells

M. Kira, F. Jahnke, S. W. Koch

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Abstract

A fully quantum mechanical theory for the secondary emission of semiconductor quantum wells is presented. The equations for the coupled coherent and incoherent light emission are derived. Numerical solutions reproduce coherent signatures in the photoluminescence which have been observed experimentally after resonant short-pulse excitation. Transient quadrature squeezing is predicted for the emitted light field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3544-3547
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume82
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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