Theory of nonlinear exciton saturation in semiconductor microcavities

F. Jahnke, M. Kira, S. W. Koch

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Excitonic nonlinearities in semiconductor microcavities are studied within a semiclassical theory based on Maxwell's equations and generalized semiconductor Bloch equations. Results are presented analyzing the saturation of excitonic normal-mode coupling due to an incoherent thermalized carrier plasma. The coherent nonlinear response is studied in the time domain assuming microcavity excitation with ultrashort, pulses of different intensity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-25
Number of pages7
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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