Coulomb-correlated electron-hole plasma and gain in a quantum-wire laser of high uniformity

Aron Pinczuk, Peter B. Littlewood, Ken W. West, James Wynn, Hidefumi Akiyama, Masahiro Yoshita, Loren N. Pfeiffer, Manyalibo J. Matthews

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A multi-quantum-wire laser operating in the one-dimensional (1D) ground state has been achieved in a very high uniformity structure that shows free-exciton emission with unprecedented narrow width and low lasing threshold. Under optical pumping, the spontaneous emission evolves from a sharp free exciton peak to a redshifted broad band. The lasing photon energy occurs about 5 meV below the free exciton. The observed shift excludes free excitons in lasing and our results show that Coulomb interactions in the 1D electron-hole system shift the spontaneous emission and play significant roles in laser gain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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