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Wavelength selective photoexcitation of picosecond acoustic-phonon pulses in a triple GaAs/Al0.3Ga0.7As quantum well structure

By O. Matsuda, I. Ishii, T. Fukui, J.J. Baumberg and O.B. Wright


Ultrashort coherent phonon-pulse generation and detection is investigated in a GaAs–Al0.3Ga0.7As quantum well structure containing three wells of different widths using an optical pump and probe method. The pump photon energy is tuned to the region of the hh1–e1 transition energies of the wells and the probe photon energy is chosen for detection of the phonon pulses that reach the sample surface. By studying the dependence of the probe reflectance change on the pump photon energy, we demonstrate the possibility of wavelength-selective excitation of picosecond acoustic-phonon pulses in quantum wells.<br/

Topics: QC
Year: 2002
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Provided by: e-Prints Soton

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