Thermodynamics and excitations of condensed polaritons in disordered microcavities

F M Marchetti, Jonathan Mark James Keeling, M H Szymanska, P B Littlewood

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Abstract

We study the thermodynamic condensation of microcavity polaritons using a realistic model of disorder in semiconductor quantum wells. This approach correctly describes the polariton inhomogeneous broadening in the low density limit, and treats scattering by disorder to all orders in the condensed regime. While the weak disorder changes the thermodynamic properties of the transition little, the effects of disorder in the condensed state are prominent in the excitations and can be seen in resonant Rayleigh scattering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)066405
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume96
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2006

Keywords

  • RESONANT RAYLEIGH-SCATTERING
  • SEMICONDUCTOR MICROCAVITY
  • EXCITONS

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