Excitonic Polaritons in Semiconductor Micropillars
D. Bajoni, E. Wertz, P. Senellart, A. Miard, E. Semenova, A. Lemaître, I. Sagnes, S. Bouchoule and J. Bloch
Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures, LPN/CNRS, Route de Nozay, 91460 Marcoussis, France
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Received: 7 06 2008;
We describe the physics of cavity polaritons in semiconductor micropillars. Cavity polaritons are exciton-photon entangled states arising from the strong coupling between excitons and the optical modes of a cavity. In micropillars, the photon three-dimensional confinement results in a discrete spectrum of 0D polariton states. Characterization of the linear properties of these micropillars will be presented. Then we will show how this system can be used to generate parametric photons and to obtain polariton lasing.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.114.933
PACS numbers: 71.36+c, 78.45+h, 78.55.Cr, 78.67.Pt