Based on a microscopic many-particle theory, we investigate the influence of excitonic correlations on the vectorial polarization state characteristics of the parametric amplification of polaritons in semiconductor microcavities. We study a microcavity with perfect in-plane isotropy. A linear stability analysis of the cavity-polariton dynamics shows that in the co-linear (TE-TE or TM-TM) pump-probe polarization state configuration, excitonic correlations diminish the parametric scattering process, whereas it is enhanced by excitonic correlations in the cross-linear (TE-TM or TM-TE) configuration. Without any free parameters, our microscopic theory gives a quantitative understanding how many-particle effects can lead to a rotation or change of the outgoing (amplified) probe signal's vectorial polarization state relative to the incoming one's.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Dec 21 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics