The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 48, Issue 1, pp 139–143 | Cite as

Autocorrelation function of microcavity-emitting field in the linear regime

  • H. EleuchEmail author
Quantum Optics and Quantum Information


We study the photon statistics of the field emitted from a semiconductor microcavity containing a quantum well. We present an analytical expression of the autocorrelation function in non-resonant pumping. A dynamical behavior of the autocorrelation function depending of the detuning between exciton and cavity frequencies is discussed.


42.50.-p Quantum optics 42.50.Ar Photon statistics and coherence theory 71.35.Gg Exciton-mediated interactions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Abdus Salam Centre for Theoretical Physics, ICTP, Strada Costiera 11TriesteItaly
  2. 2.Institut National de Sciences Appliquées et de TechnologieTunisTunisia

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