Non-linear resonant Rayleigh scattering from microcavity

M. Gurioli, L. Cavigli, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs

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A strong superlinear dependence of the resonant Rayleigh scattering (RRS) from a semiconductor microcavity (MC) after cw excitation is observed. The effect is associated with transition from normal mode coupling (NMC) to weak coupling regime of the MC modes due to the exciton bleaching. Since the MC-RRS mainly arises from the scattering of the photonic part of the MC polariton and in NMC regime the RRS is quenched by the excitonic absorption, the loss of exciton oscillator strength produces the strong RRS nonlinearity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)463-464
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Apr 2003
EventProceedings pf the International Conference on Superlattices - ICSNN 2002 - Touluse, France
Duration: Jul 22 2002Jul 26 2002


  • Resonant Rayleigh scattering
  • Semiconductor microcavity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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