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Kinetics of the Bose-Einstein condensation of microcavity polaritons
Author(s): Vincenzo Savona; Davide Sarchi
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Paper Abstract

We adopt a kinetic theory of polariton non-equilibrium Bose-Einstein condensation, to describe the formation of off-diagonal long-range order. The theory accounts properly for the dominant role of quantum fluctuations in the condensate. In realistic situations with optical excitation at high energy, it predicts a significant depletion of the condensate caused by long-wavelength fluctuations. As a consequence, the one-body density matrix in space displays a partially suppressed long-range order and a pronounced dependence on the finite size of the system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2008
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 6892, Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors and Nanostructure Materials XII, 689213 (14 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.762098
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Vincenzo Savona, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Davide Sarchi, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6892:
Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors and Nanostructure Materials XII
Jin-Joo Song; Kong-Thon Tsen; Markus Betz; Abdulhakem Y. Elezzabi, Editor(s)

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