Faraday rotation at quantum well exciton resonances is enhanced in a microcavity due to multiple round- trips of light between the mirrors when the cavity mode is strongly coupled to the exciton and is accompanied by resonant redistribution of the signal between right- and left-circular polarization. A resonant Faraday rotation of about 3(Formula presented) is detected in reflected light from an (In, Ga)As/GaAs quantum well microcavity in an 11.25 T magnetic field when the cavity mode is resonant with either heavy- or light-hole excitons.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics