Three-dimensional electronic spectroscopy of excitons in GaAs quantum wells

Daniel B. Turner, Katherine W. Stone, Kenan Gundogdu, Keith A. Nelson

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We demonstrate three-dimensional (3D) electronic Fourier transform spectroscopy of GaAs quantum wells using four fully phase-coherent, noncollinear optical fields. Since the full complex signal field is measured as a function of all three time intervals, nearly every peak in the resulting 3D spectral solid arises from a distinguishable sequence of transitions represented by a single Feynman pathway. We use the 3D spectral peaks to separate two pathways involving weakly bound mixed biexcitons generated in different time orders. In the process, we reveal a peak that was previously obscured by a correlated but unbound exciton pair coherence. We also demonstrate a calibration procedure for the carrier frequency which yields biexciton binding energy values with high accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number144510
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number14
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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    Turner, D. B., Stone, K. W., Gundogdu, K., & Nelson, K. A. (2009). Three-dimensional electronic spectroscopy of excitons in GaAs quantum wells. Journal of Chemical Physics, 131(14), [144510].