Quantum theory of nonlinear semiconductor microcavity luminescence explaining“boser”experiments

M. Kira, F. Jahnke, S. W. Koch, J. D. Berger, D. V. Wick, T. R. Nelson, G. 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
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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