Theoretical investigation of the excitonic semiconductor response for varyingmaterial thickness: Transition from quantum well to bulk

S. Bischoff, A. Knorr, S. Koch

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For semiconductor slabs with thicknesses varying from the two-dimensional to the three-dimensional limit the linear optical response is calculated numerically by solving the semiconductor Maxwell-Bloch equations. For short-pulse excitation the spatiotemporal dynamics of the electronic mode structure and the development of exciton-free boundary layers are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7715-7725
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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