Quantitative study of exciton-exciton interaction in a GaAs microcavity

Chari Ramkumar, Takao Aoki, Ryo Shimano, Yu P. Svirko, Tomofumi Kise, Takao Someya, Hiroyuki Sakaki, Makoto Kuwata-Gonokami*

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We employ a pump-induced polarization rotation scheme for the quantitative study of four-particle (exciton-exciton) correlations in a strongly coupled semiconductor microcavity. From the measured rotation angle in the χ(3) -regime, in which the nonlinear response is linearly proportional to pump intensity (Ipump), we evaluate the absolute value of anharmonicity of two-dimensional excitons. Deviation from the χ(3) -regime is observed beyond Ipump = 0.2 kW/cm2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2439-2442
Number of pages4
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Aug
Externally publishedYes


  • Exciton-exciton interaction
  • Pump-probe polarization rotation
  • Semiconductor microcavity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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