Direct calculations of absorption spectra for multi-quantum well structures by extracting field distributions at well positions are performed. Results demonstrate the previously reported Bragg suppression, and agree exactly with the indirect calculation by linear dispersion theory. This reveals that Bragg suppression effect in fact originates from the remarkably decreased intensities at well positions by Bragg interference condition, rather than from the formation of supperradiant modes.
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Wanneng Xiao, Jianying Zhou, Ji Zhao, Weijiang Wang, and Runhua Li, "Bragg suppression for optical absorption in multi-quantum well structures," Chin. Opt. Lett. 1, 299-301 (2003)