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19 June 1995 Microcavity laser physics
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Microcavity lasers have been predicted to offer low threshold current, high quantum efficiency and high modulation bandwidth. In this report we review the physics underlying microcavity device behavior. Specifically we cover dipole-field coupling for both localized (point) dipoles and extended dipoles. In general, optical pumping of the devices is required to create extended dipoles. We also outline the difference between the weak (irreversible) coupling regime and the strong (reversible) regime. For photonic application the intermediate, superradiant regime is perhaps more interesting than the strong coupling regime. Finally, we describe our recent experimental efforts to make high quantum efficiency devices by creating extended excitonic dipoles in electrically pumped devices.
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Gunnar G.E. Bjork, Hui Cao, Joseph Jacobson, Stanley Pau, and Yoshihisa Yamamoto "Microcavity laser physics", Proc. SPIE 2399, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices III, (19 June 1995);

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