Physics of the Solid State

, Volume 42, Issue 9, pp 1756–1765

Exciton polaritons in quantum-dot photonic crystals

  • E. L. Ivchenko
  • Y. Fu
  • M. Willander
Low-Dimensional Systems and Surface Physics

DOI: 10.1134/1.1309465

Cite this article as:
Ivchenko, E.L., Fu, Y. & Willander, M. Phys. Solid State (2000) 42: 1756. doi:10.1134/1.1309465

Abstract

We present a theory of the photonic band structure of three-dimensional arrays of quantum dots (QDs). A system of Maxwell’s and material equations is solved and the dispersion equation for exciton-polaritons is derived making allowance for a nonlocal dielectric response of quasi-zero-dimensional excitons confined in QDs. The reflection and transmission coefficients are calculated for a single plane, a pair of planes and a stack of equidistant planes of QDs. Two different approaches are proposed to perform a calculation. One of them is based on recurrent equations relating the reflection coefficients for N + 1 and N planes, while in the other approach the Bloch solutions for an infinite QD lattice are used.

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© MAIK "Nauka/Interperiodica" 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. L. Ivchenko
    • 1
  • Y. Fu
    • 2
  • M. Willander
    • 2
  1. 1.Ioffe Physicotechnical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Laboratory of Physical Electronics and Photonics, MC2, Department of PhysicsUniversity of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of TechnologyGothenburgSweden