Polarisation rotation in resonant emission of semiconductor microcavities

A. Kavokin, G. Malpuech, P. G. Lagoudakis, J. J. Baumberg, K. Kavokin

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Abstract

We present the semi-classical theory of the non-linear propagation of polarized light in semiconductor microcavities. This formalism explains the mysterious rotation of the polarization plane of light emitted by a microcavity in the regime of stimulated scattering observed recently. The model describes the stimulated four-wave mixing in microcavities. We show that the exciton spin-splitting induced by the polarized pumping is responsible for giant resonant Faraday rotation of the polarization plane of light emitted by the cavity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-586
Number of pages8
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (A) Applied Research
Volume195
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2003
Externally publishedYes

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