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By Alexey Kavokin

ISBN-10: 0125330324

ISBN-13: 9780125330329

ISBN-10: 1423718151

ISBN-13: 9781423718154

Quantity 32 of the sequence addresses probably the most speedily constructing examine fields in physics: microcavities. Microcavities shape a base for fabrication of opto-electronic units of XXI century, specifically polariton lasers in line with a brand new actual precept with admire to standard lasers proposed by means of Einstein in 1917. This booklet overviews a concept of all significant phenomena associated microcavities and exciton-polaritons and is orientated to the reader having no heritage in strong kingdom conception in addition to to the complicated readers attracted to conception of exciton-polaritons in microcavities. All significant experimental discoveries within the box are addressed to boot. ?·The publication is orientated to a basic reader and is straightforward to learn for a non-specialist.?·Contains an outline of the main crucial results in physics of microcavities experimentally saw and theoretically estimated in the course of the contemporary decade such as:. ?·Bose-Einstein condensation at room temperature.?·Lasers with no inversion of population.?·Microcavity growth: optics of the XXI century!?·Frequently requested questions about microcavities and responses with no formulation. ?·Half-light-half-matter quasi-particles: base for the longer term optoelectronic units

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47 53 53 55 58 58 60 63 70 70 72 74 77 78 81 84 In this chapter we consider particular microcavity systems that represent a substantial interest from our point of view. Namely, we address microcavities containing multiple quantum wells (MQWs), coupled microcavities with QWs, bulk microcavities where the optical mode is coupled to a bulk exciton resonance, and microcavities with embedded grating of quantum wires.

2. Reflectivity of Bragg Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1. Normal Incidence Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. Oblique Incidence Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3. 1. Oblique Incidence Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 29 34 36 36 39 40 44 45 In Chapter 1, the optical response of two basic elements of a conventional microcavity, namely a QW and a Bragg mirror, will be analysed.

Of frequency ω0 into two waves of frequency ω0 + ω1 and ω0 − ω1 which are called signal and idler, respectively. In terms of classical optics this is a non-linear process governed by a χ3 susceptibility parameter. If a non-linear media generating the parametric amplification is placed in a resonator, the corresponding device can be referred to as a parametric oscillator. In microcavities such a parametric amplification process is extremely efficient if one pumps at the magic angle (see neighbouring questions).

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