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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2001
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Broadband terahertz emission through exciton trapping in a semiconductor quantum well

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

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 1, pp. 1-3 (2001)

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Exciton trapping in a dc-biased quantum well is shown to result in the emission of broadband terahertz transients. The transients are free from bandwidth limitations, very intense, and quite distinctive.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

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, "Broadband terahertz emission through exciton trapping in a semiconductor quantum well," Opt. Lett. 26, 1-3 (2001)

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