Rabi flopping in semiconductors

S. T. Cundiff, A. Knorr, J. Feldmann, Stephan W Koch, E. O. Göbel, H. Nickel

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Abstract

By examining the interaction of two copropagating ultrafast optical pulses in a semiconductor multiple quantum well, we experimentally determine the temporal dependence of the induced polarization. Based on this technique we observe that the optically induced density goes through a maximum at sufficiently high excitation intensity. Microscopic calculations show that the observed phenomena are a manifestation of Rabi flopping in semiconductors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1178-1181
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume73
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Cundiff, S. T., Knorr, A., Feldmann, J., Koch, S. W., Göbel, E. O., & Nickel, H. (1994). Rabi flopping in semiconductors. Physical Review Letters, 73(8), 1178-1181. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.73.1178

Rabi flopping in semiconductors. / Cundiff, S. T.; Knorr, A.; Feldmann, J.; Koch, Stephan W; Göbel, E. O.; Nickel, H.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 73, No. 8, 1994, p. 1178-1181.

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Cundiff, ST, Knorr, A, Feldmann, J, Koch, SW, Göbel, EO & Nickel, H 1994, 'Rabi flopping in semiconductors', Physical Review Letters, vol. 73, no. 8, pp. 1178-1181. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.73.1178
Cundiff ST, Knorr A, Feldmann J, Koch SW, Göbel EO, Nickel H. Rabi flopping in semiconductors. Physical Review Letters. 1994;73(8):1178-1181. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.73.1178
Cundiff, S. T. ; Knorr, A. ; Feldmann, J. ; Koch, Stephan W ; Göbel, E. O. ; Nickel, H. / Rabi flopping in semiconductors. In: Physical Review Letters. 1994 ; Vol. 73, No. 8. pp. 1178-1181.
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