We investigate the thermodynamics and signatures of a polariton condensate over a range of densities, using a model of microcavity polaritons with internal structure. We determine a phase diagram for this system including fluctuation corrections to the mean-field theory. At low densities the condensation temperature T-c behaves like that for point bosons. At higher densities, when T-c approaches the Rabi splitting, T-c deviates from the form for point bosons, and instead approaches the result of a BCS-like mean-field theory. This crossover occurs at densities much less than the Mott density. We show that current experiments are in a density range where the phase boundary is described by the BCS-like mean-field boundary. We investigate the influence of inhomogeneous broadening and detuning of excitons on the phase diagram.
|Number of pages
|Physical Review. B, Condensed matter and materials physics
|Published - Sept 2005
- SINGLE QUANTUM-DOT
- SEMICONDUCTOR MICROCAVITY