Polariton multistability and fast linear-to-circular polarization conversion in planar microcavities with lowered symmetry

S. S. Gavrilov*, A. V. Sekretenko, S. I. Novikov, C. Schneider, Sven Höfling, M. Kamp, A. Forchel, V. D. Kulakovskii

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Abstract

The multistability of cavity-polariton systems with lowered symmetry (e.g., in laterally strained microcavities) allows implementing a few picoseconds long switching from linear to almost circular polarization of the cavity transmission under a resonant linearly polarized optical pump with slowly changing intensity. This effect has been observed in a high-Q GaAs microcavity using spectrally narrow 70 ps long pump pulses.

Original languageEnglish
Article number011104
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume102
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Polarisation
  • Polaritons
  • Optical microcavities
  • Excitons
  • Optical resonators

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