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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 1999
  • pp: 7153–7154

Tunability in the Terahertz Regime: Charge-Carrier Wavepacket Manipulation in Quantum Wells

S. Hughes and D.S. Citrin  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 34, pp. 7153-7154 (1999)

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A convenient method for generating upshifted and harmonically-generated terahertz transients via the creation of highly anisotropic electron-hole wavepackets in quantum wells is described. Our results are in agreement with experimental measurements.

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S. Hughes and D.S. Citrin, "Tunability in the Terahertz Regime: Charge-Carrier Wavepacket Manipulation in Quantum Wells," Appl. Opt. 38, 7153-7154 (1999)

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