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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 17 — Aug. 25, 2003
  • pp: 2081–2090

Characterization of quantum interference control of injected currents in LT-GaAs for carrier-envelope phase measurements

Peter A. Roos, Qudsia Quraishi, Steven T. Cundiff, Ravi D. R. Bhat, and J. E. Sipe  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 17, pp. 2081-2090 (2003)

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We use two mutually coherent, harmonically related pulse trains to experimentally characterize quantum interference control (QIC) of injected currents in low-temperature-grown gallium arsenide. We observe real-time QIC interference fringes, optimize the QIC signal fidelity, uncover critical signal dependences regarding beam spatial position on the sample, measure signal dependences on the fundamental and second harmonic average optical powers, and demonstrate signal characteristics that depend on the focused beam spot sizes. Following directly from our motivation for this study, we propose an initial experiment to measure and ultimately control the carrier-envelope phase evolution of a single octave-spanning pulse train using the QIC phenomenon.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors

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Original Manuscript: June 27, 2003
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2003
Published: August 25, 2003

Peter Roos, Qudsia Quraishi, Steven Cundiff, Ravi Bhat, and J. Sipe, "Characterization of quantum interference control of injected currents in LT-GaAs for carrier-envelope phase measurements," Opt. Express 11, 2081-2090 (2003)

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