Tracking Dark Excitons with Exciton Polaritons in Semiconductor Microcavities

Алексей Витальевич Кавокин, Manfred Bayer, D. Schmidt, B. Berger, M. Kahlert, Christian Schneider, Sven Höfling, Evgeny S. Sedov, M. Assmann

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Dark excitons are of fundamental importance for a wide variety of processes in semiconductors but are difficult to investigate using optical techniques due to their weak interaction with light fields.We reveal and characterize dark excitons nonresonantly injected into a semiconductor microcavity structure containing
InGaAs=GaAs quantum wells by a gated train of eight 100 fs pulses separated by 13 ns by monitoring their interactions with the bright lower polariton mode.We find a surprisingly long dark exciton lifetime of more than 20 ns, which is longer than the time delay between two consecutive pulses. This creates a memory effect that we clearly observe through the variation of the time-resolved transmission signal. We propose a rate equation model that provides a quantitative agreement with the experimental data.
Язык оригиналаанглийский
Номер статьи047403
Число страниц6
ЖурналPhysical Review Letters
СостояниеОпубликовано - 1 фев 2019

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Кавокин, А. В., Bayer, M., Schmidt, D., Berger, B., Kahlert, M., Schneider, C., Höfling, S., Sedov, E. S., & Assmann, M. (2019). Tracking Dark Excitons with Exciton Polaritons in Semiconductor Microcavities. Physical Review Letters, 122, [047403].