Theoretical study of solitonlike propagation of picosecond light pulses interacting with Wannier excitons

I. Talanina, D. Burak, Rudolf Binder, H. Giessen, Nasser N Peyghambarian

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An analytical and numerical study of light pulse propagation in semiconductors, with pulses spectrally centered at the lowest exciton resonance, is presented. It is shown that, in the limit of negligible phase-space blocking effects, the equation for the excitonic polarization is equivalent to a modified version of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation, for which soliton solutions have been derived by Mihalache et al. [D. Mihalache et al., Phys. Rev. A 47, 3190 (1993)]. The numerical study demonstrates the solitonlike propagation of experimentally relevant input pulses in CdSe crystal and assesses the influence of phase-space blocking effects and dephasing processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1074-1080
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

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