Resonant Faraday rotation in a semiconductor microcavity

A. Kavokin, M. Vladimirova, M. Kaliteevski, O. Lyngnes, J. Berger, H. Gibbs, G. Khitrova

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Faraday rotation at quantum well exciton resonances is enhanced in a microcavity due to multiple round- trips of light between the mirrors when the cavity mode is strongly coupled to the exciton and is accompanied by resonant redistribution of the signal between right- and left-circular polarization. A resonant Faraday rotation of about 3(Formula presented) is detected in reflected light from an (In, Ga)As/GaAs quantum well microcavity in an 11.25 T magnetic field when the cavity mode is resonant with either heavy- or light-hole excitons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1087-1090
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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