A comprehensive numerical study of the optical Stark effect and associated phenomena in semiconductors is presented. The results are obtained from numerical solutions of the full semiconductor Bloch equations for bulk and quantum-well structures. Coherent oscillations, the optical Stark effect, and adiabatic following, i.e., ultrafast bleaching and recovery of the exciton, are discussed. The relative importance of the different contributions in the semiconductor Bloch equations is identified. Optical-absorption spectra are computed for different exciton dephasing models and a large variety of pump-probe excitation parameters.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics