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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 2 — Jan. 18, 1999
  • pp: 121–128

High-intensity pulse propagation in semiconductors: on-resonant self-induced transmission and effects in the continuum

Harald Giessen, Stefan Linden, Jürgen Kuhl, Andreas Knorr, Stephan W. Koch, Michael Hetterich, Michael Grün, and Claus Klingshirn  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 121-128 (1999)

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We perform high-intensity pulse propagation experiments in semiconductors. On a free-exciton resonance, we demonstrate coherent Self-Induced Transmission. Tuning the laser towards higher energy, thus exciting continuum states, the degree of transmission is reduced. The pulse breakup disappears. Increasing the pulse intensity by several orders of magnitude, pulse breakup can be observed again.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(250.5530) Optoelectronics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(300.6530) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, ultrafast
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors

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Focus Issue: Laser controlled dynamics

Original Manuscript: December 7, 1998
Published: January 18, 1999

Harald Giessen, Stefan Linden, Juergen Kuhl, Andreas Knorr, Stephan Koch, Michael Hetterich, Michael Grun, and Claus Klingshirn, "High-intensity pulse propagation in semiconductors: on-resonant self-induced transmission and effects in the continuum," Opt. Express 4, 121-128 (1999)

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