Self-organization of multiple polariton-polariton scattering in semiconductor microcavities

D. N. Krizhanovskii, S. S. Gavrilov, A. P.D. Love, D. Sanvitto, N. A. Gippius, S. G. Tikhodeev, V. D. Kulakovskii, D. M. Whittaker, M. S. Skolnick, J. S. Roberts

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Sharp transformations of polariton-polariton scattering patterns in a semiconductor microcavity with an increase in pump intensity are observed. These transformations are manifestations of nonequilibrium first-order phase transitions in a strongly driven multimode Bose system. The effect arises from the interplay between the bistability of the pumped polariton mode and the parametric instability in the nonlinear polariton system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number115336
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes


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