Characterization of strong light-matter coupling in semiconductor quantum-dot microcavities

L. Schneebeli, M. Kira, S. W. Koch

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Maxwell-Bloch and luminescence equations are presented which describe vacuum Rabi splitting and the quantum rungs on the Jaynes-Cummings ladder for strongly-coupled dot-cavity systems. Resonance fluorescence conditions are considered where an optical pump is exciting the dot-cavity system while the re-emitted light is detected. An analytical formula for the vacuum Rabi splitting is derived and a pumping mechanism for the direct generation of the second rung is presented and analyzed. An optimum pumping frequency and optimum pumping intensity are identified for the generation of the second rung.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)407-410
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event9th International Workshop on Nonlinear Optics and Excitation Kinetics in Semiconductors, NOEKS 9 - Klink/Muritz, Germany
Duration: May 26 2008May 29 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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