Rabi oscillations in a semiconductor quantum dot: Influence of local fields

G. Ya Slepyan*, A. Magyarov, S. A. Maksimenko, A. Hoffmann, D. Bimberg

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The influence of electron-hole dipole-dipole interactions (local fields) on the excitonic Rabi oscillations in an isolated quantum dot (QD) has been theoretically investigated. An analysis for the QD interaction with monochromatic field and ultrashort Gaussian pulse has been performed. On the basis of optical Bloch equations the Rabi oscillation dynamics has been investigated. As a result, the bifurcation and essentially anharmonic regimes in the Rabi oscillations in a QD exposed to the monochromatic field have been predicted. The strong dependence of the period of Rabi oscillations on the QD depolarization has been revealed. For the Gaussian pulse it has been shown that the final state of inversion as a function of the pulse peak strength demonstrates step-like transitions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number045320
Pages (from-to)045320-1-045320-5
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes


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NATO Science for Peace ProgramSfp-972614
North Atlantic Treaty OrganizationPST.CLG.980375


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