Free induction signal from biexcitons and bound excitons
A theory of the free induction signal from biexcitons and bound excitons is presented. The simultaneous existence of the exciton continuum and a bound state is shown to result in a new type of time dependence of the free induction. The optically detected signal increases in time and oscillates with increasing amplitude until damped by radiative or dephasing processes. Radiative decay is anomalously fast and can result in strong picosecond pulses. The expanding area of a coherent exciton polarization (inflating antenna), produced by the exciting pulse, is the underlying physical mechanism. The developed formalism can be applied to different biexciton transients.
Physical Review B
- Pub Date:
- June 1997
- Condensed Matter
- RevTeX, 20 p. + 2 ps fig. To appear in Phys. Rev. B15