Coherent Nonlinear Edge Dynamics in Semiconductor Quantum Wells

  • I. Balslev
  • A. Stahl
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 194)


The dynamics of nonlinear optical effects involving excitonic resonances has in a number of cases been successfully described by two- or three-level models. In this paper it is shown how these few-level models can be derived from a general two-band density matrix theory. As a particularly instructive example, the resonant Stark effect in a quantum well is discussed in detail.


Stark Effect Nonlinear Optical Effect Wave Limit Excitonic Resonance Density Matrix Formalism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Balslev
    • 1
  • A. Stahl
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Fysisk InstitutOdense UniversitetOdense MDenmark
  2. 2.RWTH AachenInstitut für Theoretische PhysikAachen, BRDGermany

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