Transition between different coherent light-matter interaction regimes analyzed by phase-resolved pulse propagation

Tilman Höner Zu Siederdissen, Nils C. Nielsen, Jürgen Kuhl, Martin Schaarschmidt, Jens Förstner, Andreas Knorr, Galina Khitrova, Hyatt M. Gibbs, Stephan W. Koch, Harald Giessen

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Abstract

We present phase-resolved pulse propagation measurements that allow us to fully describe the transition between several light-matter interaction regimes. The complete range from linear excitation to the breakdown of the photonic bandgap on to self-induced transmission and self-phase modulation is studied on a high-quality multiple-quantum-well Bragg structure. An improved fast-scanning cross-correlation frequency-resolved optical gating setup is applied to retrieve the pulse phase with an excellent signal-to-noise ratio. Calculations using the semiconductor Maxwell-Bloch equations show qualitative agreement with the experimental findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1384-1386
Number of pages3
JournalOptics letters
Volume30
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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