Coherent optical nonlinearities in normal mode microcavities

Y. S. Lee, T. B. Norris, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, C. Sieh, T. Meier, S. W. Koch, F. Jahnke

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Abstract

Summary form only given. When a quantum-well exciton transition is resonant with a single mode of a high-Q microcavity the linear reponse of the coupled system may be described in terms of normal modes ("cavity polaritons"), which arise as a result of the interplay of absorption and dispersion of the exciton transition within the cavity. The nonlinear response of these systems has often been discussed in terms of "polaritonic nonlinearities". It is desirable to investigate the nonlinearities of normal-mode microcavities (NMC's) at the same level and to determine if the microscopic theory accounting for the bare-QW response also quantitatively accounts for the normal-mode nonlinear response. We report here an extensive series of pump-probe experiments, investigating the time-resolved reflectivity of an NMC as a function of pump and probe polarization and pump fluence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTechnical Digest - Summaries of Papers Presented at the Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages230-231
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)155752663X, 9781557526632
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: May 6 2001May 11 2001

Publication series

NameTechnical Digest - Summaries of Papers Presented at the Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001

Other

OtherQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore
Period5/6/015/11/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Radiation

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    Lee, Y. S., Norris, T. B., Khitrova, G., Gibbs, H. M., Sieh, C., Meier, T., Koch, S. W., & Jahnke, F. (2001). Coherent optical nonlinearities in normal mode microcavities. In Technical Digest - Summaries of Papers Presented at the Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001 (pp. 230-231). [962141] (Technical Digest - Summaries of Papers Presented at the Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/QELS.2001.962141