Semiconductor excitons in strong terahertz fields

J. T. Steiner, M. Kira, S. W. Koch

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A microscopic theory for the nonlinear terahertz response of excited semiconductor systems is presented. It is shown that the measurable quantities in typical terahertz transmission/reflection experiments contain large ponderomotive contributions which mask the signatures from terahertz-induced many-body transitions. A scheme is developed to remove the ponderomotive contributions and applied to isolate the signatures of Rabi oscillations of an exciton population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)504-507
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event9th International Workshop on Nonlinear Optics and Excitation Kinetics in Semiconductors, NOEKS 9 - Klink/Muritz, Germany
Duration: May 26 2008May 29 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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