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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 6 — Mar. 24, 2014
  • pp: 6719–6733

Isolating quantum coherence using coherent multi-dimensional spectroscopy with spectrally shaped pulses

Jonathan O Tollerud, Christopher R Hall, and Jeffrey A Davis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 6719-6733 (2014)

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We demonstrate how spectral shaping in coherent multidimensional spectroscopy can isolate specific signal pathways and directly access quantitative details. By selectively exciting pathways involving a coherent superposition of exciton states we are able to identify, isolate and analyse weak coherent coupling between spatially separated excitons in an asymmetric double quantum well. Analysis of the isolated signal elucidates details of the coherent interactions between the spatially separated excitons. With a dynamic range exceeding 104 in electric field amplitude, this approach facilitates quantitative comparisons of different signal pathways and a comprehensive description of the electronic states and their interactions.

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OCIS Codes
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.6300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms
(300.6470) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, semiconductors
(300.6530) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, ultrafast
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

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Original Manuscript: January 20, 2014
Revised Manuscript: February 27, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 1, 2014
Published: March 14, 2014

Jonathan O Tollerud, Christopher R Hall, and Jeffrey A Davis, "Isolating quantum coherence using coherent multi-dimensional spectroscopy with spectrally shaped pulses," Opt. Express 22, 6719-6733 (2014)

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