Effects of elastic strain and structural defects on slow light modes in a one-dimensional array of microcavities

Vladimir Rumyantsev, Stanislav Fedorov, Kostyantyn Gumennyk, Denis Gurov, Alexey Kavokin

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We calculate the dispersion of exciton-polariton modes in one-dimensional arrays of microcavities. We consider a two-sublattice array and a one-sublattice array of unevenly spaced spherical microcavities some of which contain embedded quantum dots. In both cases the dispersion of polariton eigen modes is shown to be efficiently controlled by a weak applied uniform strain. The structures we consider sustain slow-light modes that are of a specific importance for quantum optics applications. The high sensitivity of the optical response of microcavity arrays to the applied strain may be used in classical and quantum optical switches and the polariton based integrated photonics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)642-649
Number of pages8
JournalSuperlattices and Microstructures
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018


Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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