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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 18 — Aug. 31, 2009
  • pp: 15402–15408

Carrier-envelope-phase dependent coherence in double quantum wells

Wen-Xing Yang, Xiaoxue Yang, and Ray-Kuang Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 18, pp. 15402-15408 (2009)

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By analyzing the interaction of a few-cycle laser pulse within an asymmetric semiconductor double quantum well structure, we show that the transient coherence thus produced is strongly dependent on the carrier-envelope-phase (CEP) and significantly enhanced due to the Fano-type interference. A method to determine the CEP is proposed by directly mapping the CEP dependent coherence to the quantum beat signals.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: April 23, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 11, 2009
Published: August 17, 2009

Wen-Xing Yang, Xiaoxue Yang, and Ray-Kuang Lee, "Carrier-envelope-phase dependent coherence in double quantum wells," Opt. Express 17, 15402-15408 (2009)

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