Polariton multistability and fast linear-to-circular polarization conversion in planar microcavities with lowered symmetry
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The multistability of cavity-polariton systems with lowered symmetry (e.g., in laterally strained microcavities) allows implementing a few picoseconds long switching from linear to almost circular polarization of the cavity transmission under a resonant linearly polarized optical pump with slowly changing intensity. This effect has been observed in a high-Q GaAs microcavity using spectrally narrow 70 ps long pump pulses.
Gavrilov , S S , Sekretenko , A V , Novikov , S I , Schneider , C , Höfling , S , Kamp , M , Forchel , A & Kulakovskii , V D 2013 , ' Polariton multistability and fast linear-to-circular polarization conversion in planar microcavities with lowered symmetry ' Applied Physics Letters , vol 102 , no. 1 , 011104 . DOI: 10.1063/1.4773523
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