Quantum theory of nonlinear semiconductor microcavity luminescence explaining "boser" experiments

M. Kira, F. Jahnke, Stephan W Koch, J. D. Berger, D. V. Wick, T. R. Nelson, Galina Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs

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Abstract

Photoluminescence experiments from semiconductor quantum wells inside a microcavity are reported which exhibit a thresholdlike transition already below lasing. A fully quantum mechanical theory for an interacting system of photons and Coulomb-correlated quantum well electrons and holes inside a microcavity is presented. The experimental results previously attributed to bosonic condensation are explained consistently in terms of fermionic electron-hole correlations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5170-5173
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume79
Issue number25
StatePublished - 1997

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Kira, M., Jahnke, F., Koch, S. W., Berger, J. D., Wick, D. V., Nelson, T. R., ... Gibbs, H. M. (1997). Quantum theory of nonlinear semiconductor microcavity luminescence explaining "boser" experiments. Physical Review Letters, 79(25), 5170-5173.

Quantum theory of nonlinear semiconductor microcavity luminescence explaining "boser" experiments. / Kira, M.; Jahnke, F.; Koch, Stephan W; Berger, J. D.; Wick, D. V.; Nelson, T. R.; Khitrova, Galina; Gibbs, H. M.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 79, No. 25, 1997, p. 5170-5173.

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Kira, M, Jahnke, F, Koch, SW, Berger, JD, Wick, DV, Nelson, TR, Khitrova, G & Gibbs, HM 1997, 'Quantum theory of nonlinear semiconductor microcavity luminescence explaining "boser" experiments', Physical Review Letters, vol. 79, no. 25, pp. 5170-5173.
Kira, M. ; Jahnke, F. ; Koch, Stephan W ; Berger, J. D. ; Wick, D. V. ; Nelson, T. R. ; Khitrova, Galina ; Gibbs, H. M. / Quantum theory of nonlinear semiconductor microcavity luminescence explaining "boser" experiments. In: Physical Review Letters. 1997 ; Vol. 79, No. 25. pp. 5170-5173.
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