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The exciton-polariton microcavity as an optical transistor
Author(s): Mark Steger; David Snoke
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Paper Abstract

Exciton-polariton systems were demonstrated as a medium for all-optical switching independently by several groups in 2012 and 2013. The polariton system is promising for such an application due to its strong nonlinearities and potentially low threshold densities. The photonic component of the polariton enables long-range motion and low losses. We review reports on several different techniques for polariton optical switching, and discuss how these depend on the high density effects in microcavity polaritons.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8997, Advances in Photonics of Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication VII, 89970U (19 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2043230
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Mark Steger, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)
David Snoke, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8997:
Advances in Photonics of Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication VII
Zameer U. Hasan; Philip R. Hemmer; Hwang Lee; Charles M. Santori, Editor(s)

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