Resonance Rayleigh scattering from semiconductor heterostructures

The role of radiative coupling

B. Grote, C. Ell, Stephan W Koch, H. M. Gibbs, Galina Khitrova

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Abstract

The resonance Rayleigh scattering from disordered semiconductor heterostructures is investigated. Within a generalized transfer-matrix approach, the propagation of the optical field and the linear material response in the presence of disorder are solved self-consistently. To investigate the role of radiative coupling, studies for a single quantum well, multiple quantum wells, and a quantum well embedded in a microcavity are performed. It is shown that the dynamics of the resonance Rayleigh scattered signals is not only determined by the underlying disorder potential, but also by the properties of the polaritonic eigenmodes of the system. In certain cases the polaritonic coupling effects even dominate over the disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number045330
Pages (from-to)453301-4533013
Number of pages4079713
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume64
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 15 2001

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Rayleigh scattering
resonance scattering
Semiconductor quantum wells
Heterojunctions
quantum wells
disorders
Semiconductor materials
Microcavities
propagation

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Resonance Rayleigh scattering from semiconductor heterostructures : The role of radiative coupling. / Grote, B.; Ell, C.; Koch, Stephan W; Gibbs, H. M.; Khitrova, Galina.

In: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Vol. 64, No. 4, 045330, 15.07.2001, p. 453301-4533013.

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