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Propagation effects in semiconductor multiple quantum well structures
Author(s): Tineke Stroucken; Andreas Knorr; Stephan W. Koch; Martin Huebner; Juergen Kuhl
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Paper Abstract

The dynamics of radiatively coupled quantum well excitons is investigated. It is shown that collective effects determine the optical response of semiconductor multiple quantum well stacks. In multiple quantum well Bragg structures, collective phenomena manifest themselves as a superradiant decay of coherent electronic excitations. In anti-Bragg structures, the optical coupling induces an interwell energy transport and a splitting of the excitonic resonance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2693, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices IV, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238960
Show Author Affiliations
Tineke Stroucken, Philipps-Univ. Marburg (Germany)
Andreas Knorr, Philipps-Univ. Marburg (Germany)
Stephan W. Koch, Philipps-Univ. Marburg (Germany)
Martin Huebner, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung (Germany)
Juergen Kuhl, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2693:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices IV
Weng W. Chow; Marek Osinski, Editor(s)

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