Light-exciton coupling effects in semiconductor microcavities and heterostructures

S. W. Koch, M. Kira, F. Jahnke

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Abstract

The light-exciton coupling effects for semiconductor quantum wells inside and outside a microgravity geometry were investigated. A semiclassical theory for the absorption, transmission and reflection properties is applied to analyze experiments in high quality systems. A fully quantum mechanical theory for the emission properties of quantum-well excitons was developed. The resulting semiconductor luminescence equations are solved to study the build-up of excitonic luminescence from a non-equilibrium electron-hole plasma and the excitation dependent luminescence of a semiconductor microcavity. Results show that the appearance of excitonic signatures cannot simply be taken as an indication of exciton formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages142-143
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE Nonlinear Optics Topical Meeting - Princeville, HI, USA
Duration: Aug 10 1998Aug 14 1998

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 IEEE Nonlinear Optics Topical Meeting
CityPrinceville, HI, USA
Period8/10/988/14/98

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    Koch, S. W., Kira, M., & Jahnke, F. (1998). Light-exciton coupling effects in semiconductor microcavities and heterostructures. 142-143. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE Nonlinear Optics Topical Meeting, Princeville, HI, USA, .