Quantum wells coupled by light: Eigenmode dynamics in resonant rayleigh scattering

Claudia Ell, Bernhard Grote, Galina Khitrova, Hyatt M. Gibbs, Stephan W. Koch, John P. Prineas, Jagdeep Shah

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The coupling of semiconductor quantum wells (QW) with arbitrary periodicity by light is discussed. A light pulse resonant with exciton resonance scatters with exciton resonance as well as the several resonances associated with the eigenmodes. Study of the resonant Rayleigh scattered (RRS) light showed that at Bragg periodicity where all eigenmodes are optically inactive except the superradiant mode, RRS is strongly suppressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
Specialist publicationOptics and Photonics News
StatePublished - Dec 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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