Optimizing terahertz emission from double quantum wells

Ke Dong, Nancy Makri

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Abstract

The terahertz (THz) radiation emitted from a double quantum well is investigated and optimized. Exploiting the phenomenon of quantum stochastic resonance (whereby the oscillation amplitude of a dissipative two-level system exhibits at low temperatures a non-monotonic response with respect to the parameters of a monochromatic external field or the strength of dissipation) to drive a series of identical double quantum wells, it is shown that the coherence properties of the emitted THz radiation can be boosted significantly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-279
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics
Volume296
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 26 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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