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Quantum theory of spin dynamics of exciton-polaritons in microcavities

Kavokin, K.V., Shelykh, I.A., Kavokin, A.V., Malpuech, G. and Bigenwald, P. (2004) Quantum theory of spin dynamics of exciton-polaritons in microcavities Physical Review Letters, 92, (1), 017401-[4pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.92.017401).

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Abstract

We present the quantum theory of momentum and spin relaxation of exciton-polaritons in microcavities. We show that giant longitudinal-transverse splitting of the polaritons mixes their spin states, which results in beats between right- and left-circularly polarized photoluminescence of microcavities, as was recently experimentally observed [M.?D. Martin et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 077402 (2002)]. This effect is strongly sensitive to the bosonic stimulation of polariton scattering.

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Submitted date: 23 July 2003
Published date: 6 January 2004

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Local EPrints ID: 57346
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/57346
ISSN: 0031-9007
PURE UUID: f6e9411b-17d1-4434-997d-adc7e2ebb0da

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Date deposited: 15 Aug 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:29

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Author: K.V. Kavokin
Author: I.A. Shelykh
Author: A.V. Kavokin
Author: G. Malpuech
Author: P. Bigenwald

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