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Premium Absorption and emission of polariton modes in a ZnSe–ZnSSe heterostructure
Seemann M.,
Kieseling F.,
Stolz H.,
Florian M.,
Manzke G.,
Henneberger K.,
Hommel D.
Publication year2008
Publication title
physica status solidi (b)
Resource typeJournals
PublisherWILEY‐VCH Verlag
Abstract We investigate the absorption and emission of a 25 nm ZnSe layer, which was grown on a GaAs buffer and cladded by ZnSSe layers. Due to the coupling of light with the exciton resonances polariton modes propagate through the ZnSe layer. Their interferences appear as additional peaks in the reflection spectra and can be explained by the effect of spatial dispersion. We present additional experimental results for the emission of the sample after excitation by a pump pulse, showing corresponding interference peaks of the polariton modes, whose maxima strongly decrease to higher energies. Our exact theoretical analysis shows that the ratio of emission and absorption is given by the population of the globally defined states of the electromagnetic field, i.e. the polariton distribution which is generated by the pump pulse. This distribution, being far from thermal quasi‐equilibrium, shows pronounced peaks at the polariton modes depending on the energy of the pump pulse. (© 2008 WILEY‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)
Subject(s)absorption (acoustics) , atomic physics , computer science , condensed matter physics , demography , detector , dispersion (optics) , excitation , exciton , materials science , molecular physics , optics , optoelectronics , physics , polariton , population , programming language , pulse (music) , quantum mechanics , reflection (computer programming) , sociology
SCImago Journal Rank0.51

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