The influence of fifth-order coherences on the spectrally resolved four-wave mixing response of predominantly homogeneously broadened quasi-two-dimensional excitons is studied. Fifth-order signatures are discussed as a function of spectral position and excitation polarization. An exciton-biexciton beating for positive delay times is the dominant effect, which is pronounced at the exciton-biexciton transition for collinearly polarized excitation and at the exciton transition for cross-linearly polarized excitation. For negative delay times and collinearly polarized excitation a pronounced exciton-biexciton beating at the exciton resonance is observed that is vanishing for long negative delays owing to the faster dephasing in the two-exciton continuum compared with the bound biexciton state. These results are in qualitative agreement with microscopic model calculations that include the coherent dynamics of one- and two-exciton resonances up to the fifth order in the optical field.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics|
|State||Published - Sep 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics