Excitonic Rabi Oscillations in Semiconductors

A. Sch├╝lzgen, R. Binder, M.E. Donovan, K. Wundke, H.M. Gibbs, G. Khitrova, N. Peyghambarian and M. Lindberg

Coherent nonlinear optical effects are usually associated with atomic or molecular systems. This is especially true for optical Rabi oscillations, one of the most fundamental nonlinear phenomena in atomic two-level systems. The most obvious reason coherent effects are less easily observable in solid state systems, such as semiconductors, is the short decoherence times, typically of the order of picoseconds.

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