Anomalous photon echoes and Rabi oscillations of quantum dot excitons

Yasuyoshi Mitsumori, A. Hasegawa, M. Sasaki, F. Minami

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Optical coherence time and nonlinear optical response of excitons localized to quantum dots in a GaAs/AlGaAs single quantum well are investigated by the three-pulse photon echo technique. At low temperature, the optical coherence time is estimated to be 1.8 ns from the decay curve of the photon echo signal. The decay profile for short time delay shows the strong dependence on the input pulse area of the third pulse. Rabi oscillations are also observed. The oscillations exhibit nonlinear behavior, which is affected by the pre-excited polarization. Such behavior can be qualitatively explained by the local field effect due to the exciton-exciton interaction between the excitons.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XIV
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 23
EventPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XIV - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2006 Jan 222006 Jan 26

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XIV
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


  • Dephasing
  • Local field
  • Photon echo
  • Quantum dot
  • Quantum island
  • Rabi oscillations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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