Comparison of electromagnetically induced transparency schemes in semiconductor quantum dot structures: Impact of many-body interactions

Jakob Houmark-Nielsen, Torben Roland Nielsen, Jesper Mørk, Antti-Pekka Jauho

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We investigate the impact of many-body interactions on group-velocity slowdown achieved via electromagnetically induced transparency in quantum dots using three different coupling-probe schemes (ladder, V, and Lambda, respectively). We find that for all schemes many-body interactions have an important impact on the slow light properties. In the case of the Lambda and V schemes, the minimum required coupling power to achieve slow light is significantly reduced by many-body interactions. V type schemes are found to be generally preferable due to a favorable redistribution of carriers in energy space.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B Condensed Matter
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)115420
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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  • self-induced transparency
  • semiconductor quantum dots

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