Volume 67, Number 6, September 2004
|Page(s)||997 - 1003|
|Section||Condensed matter: electronic structure, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties|
|Published online||01 September 2004|
Nonlinear dynamics of polariton scattering in semiconductor microcavity: Bistability vs. stimulated scattering
General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences Vavilova 38, Moscow 119991, Russia
2 Institute of Solid State Physics, RAS - Chernogolovka, 142432 Russia
Accepted: 6 July 2004
We investigate an unusual behavior of the parametric polariton scattering in a semiconductor microcavity (MC) under a strong cw resonant excitation: The maximum of the scattered signal above the threshold of stimulated parametric scattering does not shift along the microcavity lower polariton branch with the change of pump detuning or angle of incidence, but is fixed at normal direction. We show that such a behavior can be modelled numerically by a system of Maxwell and nonlinear Schrödinger equations for cavity polaritons and explained via the competition between the bistability of a driven nonlinear MC polariton and the instabilities of parametric polariton-polariton scattering.
PACS: 71.36.+c – Polaritons (including photon-phonon and photon-magnon interactions) / 42.50.-p – Quantum optics / 42.65.-k – Nonlinear optics
© EDP Sciences, 2004
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.