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Ultrafast coherent control and destruction of excitons in quantum wells

Ultraschnelle kohärente Kontrolle und Zerstörung von Exzitonen in Quantenfilmen
 
: Heberle, A.P.; Baumberg, J.J.; Köhler, K.

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Physical review letters 75 (1995), Nr.13, S.2598-2601
ISSN: 0031-9007
Englisch
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Fraunhofer IAF ()
III-V Halbleiter; III-V semiconductors; quantum wells; time-resolved optical measurement; zeitaufgelöste optische Messungen

Abstract
We demonstrate the coherent destruction of photogenerated excitons in semiconductor quantum wells within a few hundred ferntoseconds of their excitation. Coherent control of carrier dynamics is achieved with phase-locked pairs of 100 fs infrared pulses. The technique induces an optical response which is faster than the inverse of the exciton linewidth superseding Fourier limits for a single pulse. Energy selectivity enables the coherent transfer of angular momentum between hole states. Such phase-tailored pulse trains can be utilized to investigate the generation process and intermediate virtual states in quantum structures.

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