Excitons in a series of Fabry-Pérot microcavities are studied. Of particular interest is the influence of disorder and the subsequent differences compared to an atomic system. The atomic system is studied using a Lorentzian oscillator in a Fabry-Pérot resonator, while the reflection of the microcavity is modeled using a transfer matrix approach. The latter method incorporates a quantum well exciton that is already modified by the influence of a disordered potential. The effects of varying cavity finesse and exciton linewidth and line shape and their contributions to the linewidth of the normal-mode coupling peaks are investigated and compared with the experiments. It is shown that this approach can explain all of the observed experimental features.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Advances in Laser Physics|
|Number of pages||17|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)