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Optical nutation in semiconductor quantum wells with multiple valence bands
Author(s): Sheetal Kapoor; Pratima Sen; Pranay K. Sen
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Paper Abstract

We have studied optical nutation and Stark splitting in a GaAs/AlGaAs quantum well with multi valence band structure using effective semiconductor Bloch equations. The individual roles of light and heavy holes in optical nutation have been examined. The analysis shows that both Rabi oscillation frequency and Stark splitting increase with rising electric field strength as observed experimentally. Also it is seen that light hole species dominates over heavy hole species in the transmission characteristics of quantum wells.

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Date Published: 25 September 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4417, Photonics 2000: International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics, (25 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.441311
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Sheetal Kapoor, Shri G. S. Institute of Technology and Science (India)
Pratima Sen, Shri G. S. Institute of Technology and Science (India)
Pranay K. Sen, Shri G. S. Institute of Technology and Science (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4417:
Photonics 2000: International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics

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