Self-consistent Maxwell-Bloch theory of quantum-dot-population switching in photonic crystals

  title={Self-consistent Maxwell-Bloch theory of quantum-dot-population switching in photonic crystals},
  author={Hiroyuki Takeda},
  journal={Physical Review A},
  • H. Takeda
  • Published 9 May 2011
  • Physics
  • Physical Review A
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