Self-induced transmission on a free exciton resonance in a semiconductor

H. Giessen, A. Knorr, S. Haas, Stephan W Koch, S. Linden, J. Kuhl, M. Hetterich, M. Grün, C. Klingshirn

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We observe coherent long-distance propagation of an optical pulse in resonance with the free exciton at high light intensities in an optically thick semiconductor. The experiments show pulse reshaping, pulse breakup, and a high degree of transmission. Microscopic calculations using the semiconductor Maxwell-Bloch equations yield good agreement with the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4260-4263
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - Nov 9 1998
Externally publishedYes


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Giessen, H., Knorr, A., Haas, S., Koch, S. W., Linden, S., Kuhl, J., ... Klingshirn, C. (1998). Self-induced transmission on a free exciton resonance in a semiconductor. Physical Review Letters, 81(19), 4260-4263.