Polarization-dependent optical 2D Fourier transform spectroscopy of semiconductors. Journal Article uri icon



  • Optical 2D Fourier transform spectroscopy (2DFTS) provides insight into the many-body interactions in direct gap semiconductors by separating the contributions to the coherent nonlinear optical response. We demonstrate these features of optical 2DFTS by studying the heavy-hole and light-hole excitonic resonances in a gallium arsenide quantum well at low temperature. Varying the polarization of the incident beams exploits selection rules to achieve further separation. Calculations using a full many-body theory agree well with experimental results and unambiguously demonstrate the dominance of many-body physics.

publication date

  • September 1, 2007

Date in CU Experts

  • September 6, 2013 11:08 AM

Full Author List

  • Zhang T; Kuznetsova I; Meier T; Li X; Mirin RP; Thomas P; Cundiff ST

author count

  • 7

citation count

  • 24

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0027-8424

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1091-6490

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 14227

end page

  • 14232


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