Multidimensional coherent spectroscopy of a semiconductor microcavity

Brian L. Wilmer, Felix Passmann, Michael Gehl, Galina Khitrova, Alan D. Bristow

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Rephasing and nonrephasing two-dimensional coherent spectra map the anticrossing associated with normal-mode splitting in a semiconductor microcavity. For a 12-meV detuning range near zero detuning, it is observed that there are two diagonal features related to the intra-action of exciton-polariton branches and two off-diagonal features related to coherent interaction between the polaritons. At negative detuning, the line shape properties of the diagonal intra-action features are distinguishable and can be associated with cavitylike and excitonlike modes. A biexcitonic companion feature is observed, shifted from the exciton feature by the biexciton binding energy. Closer to zero detuning, all features are enhanced and the diagonal intra-action features become nearly equal in amplitude and linewidth. At positive detuning the excitonlike and cavitylike characteristics return to the diagonal intra-action features. Off-diagonal interaction features exhibit asymmetry in their amplitudes throughout the detuning range. The amplitudes are strongly modulated (and invert) at small positive detuning, as the lower polariton branch crosses the bound biexciton energy determined from negatively detuned spectra.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number201304
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number20
StatePublished - May 20 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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