Two quantum systems with energy levels in resonance with each other experience a splitting of these levels when the wavefunctions of the systems overlap. In semiconductor structures consisting of pairs of closely spaced quantum wells the wavefunction overlap of charge carriers in the wells leads to a novel kind of intersubband transition. To date, this transition has been studied by interband absorption and luminescence and, most recently, by four-wave-mixing experiments Leo, 1990. Here, we report of the first direct absorption measurements of the split-subband transition in coupled quantum wells.
This article is from 'Organization of the Optical Society of America Photonic Science Topical Meeting Series. Volume 7. Quantum Optoelectronics Held in Salt Lake City, Utah on 11-13 March 1991,' AD-A253 823, p274-277.