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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 3 — Feb. 4, 2008
  • pp: 1487–1496

Carrier-envelope phase control of carrier-wave Rabi flopping in asymmetric semiparabolic quantum well

Chaojin Zhang, Xiaohong Song, Weifeng Yang, and Zhizhan Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 1487-1496 (2008)

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We investigate the carrier-wave Rabi flopping effects in an asymmetric semiparabolic semiconductor quantum well (QW) with few-cycle pulse. It is found that higher spectral components of few-cycle ultrashort pulses in the semiparabolic QW depend crucially on the carrier-envelope phase (CEP) of the few-cycle ultrashort pulses: continuum and distinct peaks can be achieved by controlling the CEP. Our results demonstrate that by adjusting the CEP of few-cycle ultrashort pulses, the intersubband dynamics in the asymmetric semiparabolic QW can be controlled in an ultrashort timescale with moderate laser intensity.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 6, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 28, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 28, 2007
Published: January 22, 2008

Chaojin Zhang, Xiaohong Song, Weifeng Yang, and Zhizhan Xu, "Carrier-envelope phase control of carrier-wave Rabi flopping in asymmetric semiparabolic quantum well," Opt. Express 16, 1487-1496 (2008)

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