Coherent control of polaritons in a quantum-well microcavity

Y. S. Lee, T. B. Norris, A. Maslov, D. S. Citrin, J. Prineas, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs

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Abstract

The coherent control of the nonlinear optical response of quantum-well excitons in a resonant high-Q microcavity was examined. There are two significant advantages to using excitons in microcavities instead of `bare' quantum wells: the multiple reflections which occur in the cavity strongly enhance the optical nonlinearity, enabling large-signal coherent control; and 2-color coherent control may be implemented, where a pump pulse tuned to one of the normal modes of the coupled exciton-microcavity system can control the response of a probe tuned to the other normal mode. The nonlinear response of the normal modes is due to the nonlinearity of the underlying exciton transition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages26-27
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS '99) - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: May 23 1999May 28 1999

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1999 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS '99)
CityBaltimore, MD, USA
Period5/23/995/28/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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