Coherent optical control of the wave function of zero-dimensional exciton polaritons

R. Cerna, D. Sarchi, T. K. Paraïso, G. Nardin, Y. Léger, M. Richard, B. Pietka, O. El Daif, F. Morier-Genoud, V. Savona, M. T. Portella-Oberli, B. Deveaud-Plédran

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Abstract

Control of the wave function of confined microcavity polaritons is demonstrated experimentally and theoretically by means of tailored resonant optical excitation. Three dimensional confinement is achieved by etching mesas on top of the microcavity spacer layer. Resonant excitation with a continuous-wave laser locks the phase of the discrete polariton states to the phase of the laser. By tuning the energy and momentum of the laser, we achieve precise control of the momentum pattern of the polariton wave function. This is an efficient and direct way for quantum control of electronic excitations in a solid.

Original languageEnglish
Article number121309
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume80
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes

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optical control
Wave functions
Excitons
polaritons
Microcavities
excitons
wave functions
Momentum
excitation
momentum
Continuous wave lasers
Lasers
Photoexcitation
continuous wave lasers
mesas
spacers
lasers
Etching
Tuning
tuning

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  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Cerna, R., Sarchi, D., Paraïso, T. K., Nardin, G., Léger, Y., Richard, M., ... Deveaud-Plédran, B. (2009). Coherent optical control of the wave function of zero-dimensional exciton polaritons. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 80(12), [121309]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.80.121309

Coherent optical control of the wave function of zero-dimensional exciton polaritons. / Cerna, R.; Sarchi, D.; Paraïso, T. K.; Nardin, G.; Léger, Y.; Richard, M.; Pietka, B.; El Daif, O.; Morier-Genoud, F.; Savona, V.; Portella-Oberli, M. T.; Deveaud-Plédran, B.

In: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Vol. 80, No. 12, 121309, 28.09.2009.

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Cerna, R, Sarchi, D, Paraïso, TK, Nardin, G, Léger, Y, Richard, M, Pietka, B, El Daif, O, Morier-Genoud, F, Savona, V, Portella-Oberli, MT & Deveaud-Plédran, B 2009, 'Coherent optical control of the wave function of zero-dimensional exciton polaritons', Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 80, no. 12, 121309. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.80.121309
Cerna, R. ; Sarchi, D. ; Paraïso, T. K. ; Nardin, G. ; Léger, Y. ; Richard, M. ; Pietka, B. ; El Daif, O. ; Morier-Genoud, F. ; Savona, V. ; Portella-Oberli, M. T. ; Deveaud-Plédran, B. / Coherent optical control of the wave function of zero-dimensional exciton polaritons. In: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics. 2009 ; Vol. 80, No. 12.
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