Dressed excitons within an incoherent electron gas: Observation of a Mollow triplet and an Autler-Townes doublet
We demonstrate that the interaction between excitons and a sea of incoherent electrons does not preclude excitons dressing by light. We investigate if exciton-electron scattering plays some inhibiting role in the coherent light-exciton coupling by measuring the dynamical absorption spectrum of a modulation-doped CdTe quantum well that shows clear evidence for significant electron scattering of the excitonic states. We show the occurrence of dressed and correlated excitons by detecting quantum coherent interferences through excitonic Autler-Townes doublet and ac Stark splitting that evolves into a Mollow triplet with gain. We also evidence the partial inhibition of the electron-exciton scattering by exciton-light coupling.