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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1242–1244

Tunable terahertz emission through multiple Rabi flopping in a dc-biased quantum well: a new strategy

S. Hughes and D. S. Citrin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 17, pp. 1242-1244 (1999)

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By exploiting the Rabi-flopping-induced coherent density oscillations in a weakly dc-biased quantum well, we describe a new method for producing very intense (roughly kilovolts per centimeter), tunable terahertz transients. We achieved tunability by simply varying the area of the input optical pulse.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena

S. Hughes and D. S. Citrin, "Tunable terahertz emission through multiple Rabi flopping in a dc-biased quantum well: a new strategy," Opt. Lett. 24, 1242-1244 (1999)

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