Abstract

We demonstrate electromagnetically induced transparency in the transient optical response in a GaAs quantum well by using the nonradiative coherence between the heavy-hole and the light-hole valence bands.

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2002 (1)

M. Phillips and H. Wang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 186401 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (2)

M. D. Lukin and A. Imamoglu, Nature 413, 273 (2001), and references therein.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. E. Donovan, A. Schülzgen, J. Lee, P.-A. Blanche, N. Peyghambarian, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, I. Rumyantsev, N. H. Kwong, R. Takayama, Z. S. Yang, and R. Binder, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 237402 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1999 (2)

A. Smirl, M. J. Stevens, X. Chen, and O. Buccafusca, Phys. Rev. B 60, 8267 (1999), and references therein.
[CrossRef]

M. Phillips and H. Wang, Solid State Commun. 111, 317 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

S. E. Harris, Phys. Today 50(7), 36 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

M. Lindberg and R. Binder, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 1403 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1988 (1)

M. Lindberg and S. W. Koch, Phys. Rev. B 38, 7607 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Arimondo, E.

E. Arimondo, in Progress in Optics, E. Wolf, ed. (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1996), Vol. XXXV, p. 259.

Binder, R.

M. E. Donovan, A. Schülzgen, J. Lee, P.-A. Blanche, N. Peyghambarian, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, I. Rumyantsev, N. H. Kwong, R. Takayama, Z. S. Yang, and R. Binder, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 237402 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. Lindberg and R. Binder, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 1403 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Blanche, P.-A.

M. E. Donovan, A. Schülzgen, J. Lee, P.-A. Blanche, N. Peyghambarian, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, I. Rumyantsev, N. H. Kwong, R. Takayama, Z. S. Yang, and R. Binder, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 237402 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Buccafusca, O.

A. Smirl, M. J. Stevens, X. Chen, and O. Buccafusca, Phys. Rev. B 60, 8267 (1999), and references therein.
[CrossRef]

Chen, X.

A. Smirl, M. J. Stevens, X. Chen, and O. Buccafusca, Phys. Rev. B 60, 8267 (1999), and references therein.
[CrossRef]

Donovan, M. E.

M. E. Donovan, A. Schülzgen, J. Lee, P.-A. Blanche, N. Peyghambarian, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, I. Rumyantsev, N. H. Kwong, R. Takayama, Z. S. Yang, and R. Binder, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 237402 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Gibbs, H. M.

M. E. Donovan, A. Schülzgen, J. Lee, P.-A. Blanche, N. Peyghambarian, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, I. Rumyantsev, N. H. Kwong, R. Takayama, Z. S. Yang, and R. Binder, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 237402 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Harris, S. E.

S. E. Harris, Phys. Today 50(7), 36 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Imamoglu, A.

M. D. Lukin and A. Imamoglu, Nature 413, 273 (2001), and references therein.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Khitrova, G.

M. E. Donovan, A. Schülzgen, J. Lee, P.-A. Blanche, N. Peyghambarian, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, I. Rumyantsev, N. H. Kwong, R. Takayama, Z. S. Yang, and R. Binder, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 237402 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Koch, S. W.

M. Lindberg and S. W. Koch, Phys. Rev. B 38, 7607 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Kwong, N. H.

M. E. Donovan, A. Schülzgen, J. Lee, P.-A. Blanche, N. Peyghambarian, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, I. Rumyantsev, N. H. Kwong, R. Takayama, Z. S. Yang, and R. Binder, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 237402 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lee, J.

M. E. Donovan, A. Schülzgen, J. Lee, P.-A. Blanche, N. Peyghambarian, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, I. Rumyantsev, N. H. Kwong, R. Takayama, Z. S. Yang, and R. Binder, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 237402 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lindberg, M.

M. Lindberg and R. Binder, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 1403 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Lindberg and S. W. Koch, Phys. Rev. B 38, 7607 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Lukin, M. D.

M. D. Lukin and A. Imamoglu, Nature 413, 273 (2001), and references therein.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Meystre, P.

P. Meystre and M. Sargent, Elements of Quantum Optics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1990).

Peyghambarian, N.

M. E. Donovan, A. Schülzgen, J. Lee, P.-A. Blanche, N. Peyghambarian, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, I. Rumyantsev, N. H. Kwong, R. Takayama, Z. S. Yang, and R. Binder, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 237402 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Phillips, M.

M. Phillips and H. Wang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 186401 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. Phillips and H. Wang, Solid State Commun. 111, 317 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Rumyantsev, I.

M. E. Donovan, A. Schülzgen, J. Lee, P.-A. Blanche, N. Peyghambarian, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, I. Rumyantsev, N. H. Kwong, R. Takayama, Z. S. Yang, and R. Binder, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 237402 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Sargent, M.

P. Meystre and M. Sargent, Elements of Quantum Optics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1990).

Schülzgen, A.

M. E. Donovan, A. Schülzgen, J. Lee, P.-A. Blanche, N. Peyghambarian, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, I. Rumyantsev, N. H. Kwong, R. Takayama, Z. S. Yang, and R. Binder, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 237402 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Scully, M. O.

M. O. Scully and M. S. Zubairy, Quantum Optics (Cambridge U. Press, Cambridge, 1997).
[CrossRef]

Smirl, A.

A. Smirl, M. J. Stevens, X. Chen, and O. Buccafusca, Phys. Rev. B 60, 8267 (1999), and references therein.
[CrossRef]

Stevens, M. J.

A. Smirl, M. J. Stevens, X. Chen, and O. Buccafusca, Phys. Rev. B 60, 8267 (1999), and references therein.
[CrossRef]

Takayama, R.

M. E. Donovan, A. Schülzgen, J. Lee, P.-A. Blanche, N. Peyghambarian, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, I. Rumyantsev, N. H. Kwong, R. Takayama, Z. S. Yang, and R. Binder, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 237402 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Wang, H.

M. Phillips and H. Wang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 186401 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. Phillips and H. Wang, Solid State Commun. 111, 317 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Yang, Z. S.

M. E. Donovan, A. Schülzgen, J. Lee, P.-A. Blanche, N. Peyghambarian, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, I. Rumyantsev, N. H. Kwong, R. Takayama, Z. S. Yang, and R. Binder, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 237402 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Zubairy, M. S.

M. O. Scully and M. S. Zubairy, Quantum Optics (Cambridge U. Press, Cambridge, 1997).
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

M. D. Lukin and A. Imamoglu, Nature 413, 273 (2001), and references therein.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. B (2)

A. Smirl, M. J. Stevens, X. Chen, and O. Buccafusca, Phys. Rev. B 60, 8267 (1999), and references therein.
[CrossRef]

M. Lindberg and S. W. Koch, Phys. Rev. B 38, 7607 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

M. Phillips and H. Wang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 186401 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. E. Donovan, A. Schülzgen, J. Lee, P.-A. Blanche, N. Peyghambarian, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, I. Rumyantsev, N. H. Kwong, R. Takayama, Z. S. Yang, and R. Binder, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 237402 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. Lindberg and R. Binder, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 1403 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Today (1)

S. E. Harris, Phys. Today 50(7), 36 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Solid State Commun. (1)

M. Phillips and H. Wang, Solid State Commun. 111, 317 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

E. Arimondo, in Progress in Optics, E. Wolf, ed. (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1996), Vol. XXXV, p. 259.

P. Meystre and M. Sargent, Elements of Quantum Optics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1990).

M. O. Scully and M. S. Zubairy, Quantum Optics (Cambridge U. Press, Cambridge, 1997).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

a, Coupling of valence band states in GaAs. b, Corresponding V-type level diagram, showing the hh exciton, the lh exciton, and ground (g) states. c, Absorption spectrum of a σ- polarized probe in the presence of a pump resonant with the hh exciton and with σ+ (solid curve) and σ- (dashed curve) polarization. The linear absorption spectrum is also shown (dotted curve). The pump spectrum is shown by the shaded area, and the probe arrives 1 ps before the peak of the pump. The arrow indicates the dip in the lh absorption.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Detuning of the absorption dip relative to the lh exciton versus detuning of the pump relative to the hh exciton. Filled squares, experimental data, taken from absorption spectra under the conditions described for Fig. 1. Dashed line, theoretical expectation for an ideal atomic model.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Absorption of a σ- probe in the presence of a σ+ pump for several values of pump–probe delay τ. Negative values of τ indicate that the probe pulse arrives before the peak of the pump pulse. The pump spectrum is the same as in Fig. 1c.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Calculated absorption spectra of a σ- probe pulse in the presence of a σ+ pump pulse, where δ is the detuning relative to the lh exciton resonance and with Ωpump=γ, for γnonr=0.1 γ (solid curve), γnonr=0.5 γ (dashed curve), and γnonr=10 γ (dotted–dashed curve), where γ is the decoherence rate for both dipole transitions. Dotted curve, probe absorption in the absence of the pump. The pump is resonant with the hh exciton and with a duration of 6/γ. The probe duration is 0.1/γ, and the pump–probe delay is -1/γ. The population relaxation rate is 0.01 γ.

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