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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 10 — May. 14, 2007
  • pp: 6396–6408

Numerical investigation of electromagnetically induced transparency in a quantum dot structure

P. Kaer Nielsen, H. Thyrrestrup, J. Mørk, and B. Tromborg  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 10, pp. 6396-6408 (2007)

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A numerical investigation of pulse propagation in a quantum dot structure in the regime of electromagnetically induced transparency is reported. The quantum dot is described as a cone on top of a wetting layer and the calculated energy levels and dipole moments are used in an effective three-level model. Pulse propagation characteristics such as degree of slowdown, absorption, and pulse distortion are investigated with respect to their dependence on the dephasing rates and pulse width. It is seen how Rabi oscillations can seriously distort the pulse when the spectral width of the pulse becomes too large compared to the width of the EIT window.

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OCIS Codes
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(270.5530) Quantum optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: February 9, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 4, 2007
Published: May 10, 2007

P. Kaer Nielsen, H. Thyrrestrup, J. Mørk, and B. Tromborg, "Numerical investigation of electromagnetically induced transparency in a quantum dot structure," Opt. Express 15, 6396-6408 (2007)

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