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Il Nuovo Cimento D

, Volume 17, Issue 11–12, pp 1265–1276 | Cite as

Ballistic transport of electronic excitations and coherent light propagation in semiconductor quantum wells

  • A. Knorr
  • F. Steininger
  • A. Girndt
  • T. Stroucken
  • S. Haas
  • P. Thomas
  • S. W. Koch
Article

Summary

The transport of radiative and electronic excitations in coherently driven semiconductor quantum wells is analysed. On ultrashort time scales the spatial dynamics is determined by light propagation only, whereas for longer times the propagation of light and electronic excitations may be coupled. The theory is applied to the propagation of electronic excitations in the plane of a single quantum well and to polariton propagation in quantum well wave guides.

PACS 71.36

Polaritons (including photon-phonon and photon-magnon interactions) 

PACS 78.66

Optical properties of thin films, surfaces, and layer structures (superlattices, heterojunctions, and multilayers) 

PACS 01.30.Cc

Conference proceedings 

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© Società Italiana di Fisica 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Knorr
    • 1
  • F. Steininger
    • 1
  • A. Girndt
    • 1
  • T. Stroucken
    • 1
  • S. Haas
    • 1
  • P. Thomas
    • 1
  • S. W. Koch
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachbereich Physik und Zentrum für MaterialwissenschaftenPhilipps-UniversitätMarburgGermany

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