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Angle-resonant stimulated polariton amplifier

Savvidis, P.G., Baumberg, J.J., Stevenson, R.M., Skolnick, M.S., Whittaker, D.M. and Roberts, J.S. (2000) Angle-resonant stimulated polariton amplifier Physical Review Letters, 84, (7), pp. 1547-1550. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.84.1547).

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We experimentally demonstrate resonant coupling between photons and excitons in microcavities which can efficiently generate enormous single-pass optical gains approaching 100. This new parametric phenomenon appears as a sharp angular resonance of the incoming pump beam, at which the moving excitonic polaritons undergo very large changes in momentum. Ultrafast stimulated scattering is clearly identified from the exponential dependence on pump intensity. This device utilizes boson amplification induced by stimulated energy relaxation.

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Published date: February 2000
Organisations: Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology


Local EPrints ID: 256716
ISSN: 1079-7114
PURE UUID: 503f6895-b878-4ea9-81e2-0daaa88ef0e1

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Date deposited: 08 Aug 2002
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:44

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Author: P.G. Savvidis
Author: J.J. Baumberg
Author: R.M. Stevenson
Author: M.S. Skolnick
Author: D.M. Whittaker
Author: J.S. Roberts

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