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Using localized double-quantum-coherence spectroscopy to reconstruct the two-exciton wave function of coupled quantum emitters

Schlosser, Felix; Knorr, Andreas; Mukamel, Shaul; Richter, Marten

AG Nichtlineare Optik und Quantenelektronik

Coherent multidimensional spectroscopy allows us to inspect the energies and the coupling of quantum systems. Coupled quantum systems—such as a coupled semiconductor quantum dot or pigments in photosynthesis—form delocalized exciton and two-exciton states. A technique is presented to decompose these delocalized wave functions into the basis of individual quantum emitters. This quantum state tomography protocol is illustrated for three coupled InAs quantum dots. To achieve the decomposition of the wavefunction, we combine the double-quantum-coherence spectroscopy with spatiotemporal control, which allows us to localize optical excitations at a specific quantum dot. Recently, a protocol was proposed for single exciton states (Richter et al 2012 Phys. Rev. B 86 085308). In this paper, we extend the method presented by Richter et al with respect to: the reconstruction of two-exciton states, a detailed analysis process of reconstruction and the effect of filtering to enhance the quality of the reconstructed wave function.