Optical parametric oscillation in one-dimensional microcavities

Abstract : We present a comprehensive investigation of optical parametric oscillation in resonantly excited one-dimensional semiconductor microcavities with embedded quantum wells. Such solid-state structures feature a fine control over light-matter coupling and produce a photonic/polaritonic mode fan that is exploited for the efficient emission of parametric beams. We implement an energy-degenerate optical parametric oscillator with balanced signal and idler intensities via a polarization-inverting mechanism. In this paper, we (i) precisely review the multimode photonic/polaritonic structure of individual emitters, (ii) provide a thorough comparison between experiment and theory, focusing on the power and the threshold dependence on the exciton-photon detuning, (iii) discuss the influence of inhomogeneous broadening of the excitonic transition and finite size, and (iv) find that a large exciton-photon detuning is a key parameter to reach a high output power and a high conversion efficiency. Our study highlights the predictive character of the polariton interaction theory and the flexibility of one-dimensional semiconductor microcavities as a platform to study parametric phenomena.
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Physical Review B : Condensed matter and materials physics, American Physical Society, 2013, 87, pp.155302. 〈10.1103/PhysRevB.87.155302〉
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Thimotée Lecomte, Vincenzo Ardizzone, Marco Abbarchi, Carole Diederichs, Audrey Miard, et al.. Optical parametric oscillation in one-dimensional microcavities. Physical Review B : Condensed matter and materials physics, American Physical Society, 2013, 87, pp.155302. 〈10.1103/PhysRevB.87.155302〉. 〈hal-00974460〉

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