Semiconductor microcavities in the strong coupling regime

D. V. Wick, Jr Nelson, E. K. Lindmark, Hyatt M. Gibbs, Galina Khitrova, Kuochou Tai

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A single narrow-linewidth quantum-well absorption peak is coupled to the single-mode resonance of a moderately high reflectivity microcavity, resulting in an anticrossing curve as a function of relative detuning. For zero detuning, two cavity peaks and two photoluminescence peaks are seen. Two quantum wells with different resonant energies result in a system of three coupled oscillators. Nonlinear studies include determination of the nonlinearities of the quantum wells, observation of optical bistability, and saturation of the microcavity transmission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
EventPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices IV - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 29 1996Feb 2 1996


OtherPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices IV
CitySan Jose, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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