Polariton effect in distributed feedback microcavities

Alexander L. Yablonskii, Egor A. Muljarov, Nikolai A. Gippius, Sergei G. Tikhodeev, Tohru Fujita, Teruya Ishihara

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The excitonic and photonic states in distributed feedback (DFB) microcavities may strongly couple to form DFB cavity polaritons, provided that excitonic oscillator strength is large enough. In this paper we theoretically analyse the optical properties of DFB microcavities related to polariton effect. A numerical method based on scattering matrix formalism has been developed to solve the Maxwell's equations for layered system with periodical patterning of layers. To incorporate polaritonic effect in our model we included the exciton poles in dielectric susceptibility of one of the patterned layers. Using this method we reproduce the characteristic features, demonstrated in recent experiments [Fujita et al.: Phys. Rev. B 57 (1998) 12428], such as anticrossing behavior of transmission dips in vicinity of the excitonic resonance and strong polarization dependence of their position and depth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1137-1144
Number of pages8
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Apr 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Cavity polariton
  • Distributed feedback microcavity
  • Photonic crystal
  • Polaritonic crystal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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