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Asymmetric angular emission in semiconductor microcavities

Savvidis, P.G., Baumberg, J.J., Stevenson, R.M., Skolnick, M.S., Whittaker, D.M. and Roberts, J.S. (2000) Asymmetric angular emission in semiconductor microcavities. Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 62 (20). R13278-R13281. ISSN 1098-0121

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Abstract

Strongly angular-dependent emission properties are observed from a semiconductor microcavity pumped along a critical angle of incidence. In contrast to the luminescence from conventional semiconductor heterostructures,the emission is completely asymmetrical with respect to the sample normal. The results imply that parametric scattering dominates the energy relaxation of polaritons, and is enhanced by the deformed shape of the dispersion relations.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2000 The American Physical Society. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher’s self-archiving policy.
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Engineering (Sheffield) > Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Sheffield)
The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > Department of Physics and Astronomy (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Assistant
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2014 16:51
Published Version: http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRB/v62/pR13278
Status: Published
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1103/PhysRevB.62.R13278
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1464

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