Microcavity polaritonlike dispersion doublet in resonant Bragg gratings

Fabio Biancalana, Leonidas Mouchliadis, Celestino Creatore, Simon Osborne, Wolfgang Langbein

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Periodic structures resonantly coupled to excitonic media allow the existence of extra intragap modes ("Braggoritons") due to the coupling between Bragg photon modes and bulk excitons. This induces unique dispersive features, which can be tailored by properly designing the photonic band gap around the exciton resonance. We report that Braggoritons realized with semiconductor gratings have the ability to mimic the dispersion of quantum-well microcavity polaritons. This gives rise to peculiar nonlinear phenomena, such as slow-light-enhanced nonlinear propagation and an efficient parametric scattering at two "magic frequencies."

Original languageEnglish
Article number121306
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2009


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