Ultrashort pulse propagation effects in semiconductor microcavities

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

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A microscopic theory is used to study femtosecond pulse propagation through a semiconductor microcavity containing one or more quantum wells. The ultrafast cavity mode build-up is investigated and the dynamical interplay of the field with the quantum-well electron-hole excitations is analyzed. Normal-mode coupling as well as radiative coupling between the quantum wells is shown to depend strongly on the placement of the quantum wells inside the microcavity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)703-707
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jun 1997


  • A. quantum wells
  • A. semiconductors
  • D. optical properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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