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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1043–1045

Femtosecond optical gain in strongly confined quantum dots

H. Giessen, U. Woggon, B. Fluegel, G. Mohs, Y. Z. Hu, S. W. Koch, and N. Peyghambarian  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 14, pp. 1043-1045 (1996)

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Optical gain was found in strongly confined CdSe quantum dots. As a result of a multitude of one- and two-electron–hole pair transitions, the gain region is broad and quasi-continuous and stretches below the absorption edge. We present a model for gain in a quasi-zero-dimensional quantum confined semiconductor system that agrees well with the femtosecond experiments.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 16, 1996
Published: July 15, 1996

H. Giessen, U. Woggon, B. Fluegel, G. Mohs, Y. Z. Hu, S. W. Koch, and N. Peyghambarian, "Femtosecond optical gain in strongly confined quantum dots," Opt. Lett. 21, 1043-1045 (1996)

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