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Microcavities and Photonic Bandgaps: Physics and Applications

Volume 324 of the series NATO ASI Series pp 77-86

Magnetic and Electric Field Effects in Semiconductor Quantum Microcavity Structures

  • T. A. FisherAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, University of Sheffield
  • , A. M. AfsharAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, University of Sheffield
  • , D. M. WhittakerAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, University of Sheffield
  • , M. S. SkolnickAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, University of Sheffield
  • , P. KinslerAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, University of Sheffield
  • , J. S. RobertsAffiliated withDepartment of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield
  • , G. HillAffiliated withDepartment of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield
  • , M. A. PateAffiliated withDepartment of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield

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Abstract

The effects of magnetic and electric field on the vacuum Rabi exciton-photon coupling in semiconductor quantum microcavity structures are presented. A number of phenomena are described including marked increase (decrease) of the vacuum Rabi coupling in external magnetic (electric) field due to the increased (decreased) exciton oscillator strength, exciton Zeeman splitting, and unusual linewidth narrowing effects attributed to motional narrowing.