Self-Induced Transmission on a Free Exciton Resonance in a Semiconductor

H. Giessen, A. Knorr, S. Haas, S. 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
StatePublished - Sep 7 1998

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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