Direct measurement of light–matter energy exchange inside a microcavity

A. D. Jameson, J. L. Tomaino, Y. S. Lee, Galina Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, C. N. Böttge, A. C. Klettke, M. Kira, Stephan W Koch

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Abstract

We demonstrate that one can directly measure the time evolution of light–matter interaction in a semiconductor microcavity by tracking how the optical response is changed by strong single-cycle terahertz (THz) pulses. A short THz pulse transiently interrupts the interaction of the quantum-well microcavity with the light mode and resets the polaritonic light–matter oscillations at THz frequencies. This THz-reset protocol can provide novel insights into the light–matter coupling dynamics in a wide range of photonic materials such as plasmonic and organic systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-280
Number of pages5
JournalOptica
Volume1
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Microcavities
  • Spectroscopy, terahertz
  • Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Jameson, A. D., Tomaino, J. L., Lee, Y. S., Khitrova, G., Gibbs, H. M., Böttge, C. N., ... Koch, S. W. (2014). Direct measurement of light–matter energy exchange inside a microcavity. Optica, 1(5), 276-280. https://doi.org/10.1364/OPTICA.1.000276

Direct measurement of light–matter energy exchange inside a microcavity. / Jameson, A. D.; Tomaino, J. L.; Lee, Y. S.; Khitrova, Galina; Gibbs, H. M.; Böttge, C. N.; Klettke, A. C.; Kira, M.; Koch, Stephan W.

In: Optica, Vol. 1, No. 5, 2014, p. 276-280.

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Jameson, AD, Tomaino, JL, Lee, YS, Khitrova, G, Gibbs, HM, Böttge, CN, Klettke, AC, Kira, M & Koch, SW 2014, 'Direct measurement of light–matter energy exchange inside a microcavity', Optica, vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 276-280. https://doi.org/10.1364/OPTICA.1.000276
Jameson, A. D. ; Tomaino, J. L. ; Lee, Y. S. ; Khitrova, Galina ; Gibbs, H. M. ; Böttge, C. N. ; Klettke, A. C. ; Kira, M. ; Koch, Stephan W. / Direct measurement of light–matter energy exchange inside a microcavity. In: Optica. 2014 ; Vol. 1, No. 5. pp. 276-280.
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