TY - CHAP
AB - Due to their many-particle character and their application in quantum cascade lasers, optical intersubband excitations in semiconductor quantum wells have become the focus of many recent publications [1,2]. In samples of high quality,
intrinsic processes like electron-electron and electron-phonon many particle correlations determine the basic optical and transport properties such as lineshape and ultrafast dynamics. At the same time, intersubband excitations allow
the direct investigation of dynamical properties of an important model system of many particle physics - the two-dimensional electron gas. We here present a microscopic theory for the intersubband dynamics and absorption.
The calculation of absorption spectra of MQW systems is in principle composed of two parts: the determination of the polarization in a single quantum well within a density matrix approach as the source of electromagnetic radiation
(Fig. 1a) and the calculation of the generated fields in the geometry of interest (Fig. 1b) within a Green's function approach [3,4]. We will here focus on the so-called single-pass geometry (cf. Fig. 1b, [5]).
AU - Waldmüller, Ines
AU - Förstner, Jens
AU - Knorr, Andreas
ED - Morawetz, Klaus
ID - 4286
KW - tet_topic_qw
SN - 9783642057458
T2 - Nonequilibrium Physics at Short Time Scales
TI - Self-consistent Projection Operator Theory of Intersubband Absorbance in Semiconductor Quantum Wells
ER -