RSS icon
Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Vimeo icon
YouTube icon

Quantum Degenerate Exciton-Polaritons in Thermal Equilibrium

TitleQuantum Degenerate Exciton-Polaritons in Thermal Equilibrium
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsH. Deng, D. Press, S. Götzinger, G. S. Solomon, R. Hey, K. Ploog, and Y. Yamamoto
JournalPhys. Rev. Lett.
Volume97
Date Publishedoct
ISSN0031-9007
Keywords2006, Single Fellow
Abstract

We study the momentum distribution and relaxation dynamics of semiconductor microcavity polaritons by angle-resolved and time-resolved spectroscopy. Above a critical pump level, the thermalization time of polaritons at positive detunings becomes shorter than their lifetime, and the polaritons form a quantum degenerate Bose-Einstein distribution in thermal equilibrium with the lattice.

URLhttp://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0604394

Subscribe to A Quantum Bit 

Quantum physics began with revolutionary discoveries in the early twentieth century and continues to be central in today’s physics research. Learn about quantum physics, bit by bit. From definitions to the latest research, this is your portal. Subscribe to receive regular emails from the quantum world. Previous Issues...

Sign Up Now

Sign up to receive A Quantum Bit in your email!

 Have an idea for A Quantum Bit? Submit your suggestions to jqi-comm@umd.edu