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International Quantum Electronics Conference
San Francisco, California United States
May 16, 2004
ISBN: 1-55752-770-9
Lattice Dynamics and Phonons (IMJ)

Probing electron wavefunctions in quantum wells using ultrafast coherent acoustic phonon generation

Oliver B. Wright, Takehiro Tachizaki, Osamu Matsuda, Takeshi Fukui, and Jeremy J. Baumberg


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Individual quantum wells in GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructures are selectively excited by ultrashort wavelength-tunable optical pulses. We demonstrate how the electron and hole wavefunctions can be probed from the generated coherent acoustic phonon pulses.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

O. B. Wright, T. Tachizaki, O. Matsuda, T. Fukui, and J. J. Baumberg, "Probing electron wavefunctions in quantum wells using ultrafast coherent acoustic phonon generation," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper IMJ6.

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