J. Phys. IV France
Volume 12, Numéro 5, June 2002
Page(s) 21 - 28

J. Phys. IV France
12 (2002) Pr5-21
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20020093

Coherent control in semiconductor nanostructures

X. Marie, T. Amand and P. Renucci

Département de Physique, 135 avenue de Rangueil, 31077 Toulouse cedex, France

This paper reviews recent experimental results on temporal coherent control of electronic excitations in semiconductor nanostructures. We demonstrate that the optical orientation of excitons can be coherently controlled and directly observed in a resonant time-resolved Secondary Emission experiment. Optical and quantum interferences are clearly distinguished in this coherent control experiment which relies on the linear optical response of the crystal.

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