volume 19, issue 1-2, P407-416 2002
DOI: 10.1016/s0928-4931(01)00433-7
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M.S Skolnick, R.M Stevenson, A.I Tartakovskii, R Butté, M Emam-Ismail, D.M Whittaker, P.G Savvidis, J.J Baumberg, A Lemaı̂tre, V.N Astratov, J.S Roberts

Abstract: AbstractRecent work on polariton-polariton scattering in semiconductor microcavities under continuous wave excitation conditions is reviewed. For weak non-resonant laser excitation, a marked bottleneck in the polariton distribution is observed, but which is suppressed by polariton-polariton scattering as the laser intensity is increased. However, the high excitation conditions necessary to observe stimulated emission lead to loss of strong coupling and conventional lasing in the weak coupling regime. By contr…

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