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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 24 — Dec. 1, 2003
  • pp: 3298–3303

Electromagnetically induced transparency via electron spin coherence in a quantum well waveguide

Tao Li, Hailin Wang, N.H. Kwong, and R. Binder  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 24, pp. 3298-3303 (2003)

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We propose and analyze a novel scheme to realize electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) via robust electron spin coherence in semiconductor quantum wells. This scheme uses light hole transitions in a quantum well waveguide to induce electron spin coherence in the absence of an external magnetic field. For certain polarization configurations, the light hole transitions form a crossed double-V system. EIT in this system is strongly modified by a coherent wave mixing process induced by the electron spin coherence.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: October 23, 2003
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2003
Published: December 1, 2003

Tao Li, Hailin Wang, N. Kwong, and R. Binder, "Electromagnetically induced transparency viaelectron spin coherence in a quantum wellwaveguide," Opt. Express 11, 3298-3303 (2003)

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