19 February 2014 The exciton-polariton microcavity as an optical transistor
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Exciton-polariton systems were demonstrated as a medium for all-optical switching independently by several groups in 2012 and 2013. The polariton system is promising for such an application due to its strong nonlinearities and potentially low threshold densities. The photonic component of the polariton enables long-range motion and low losses. We review reports on several different techniques for polariton optical switching, and discuss how these depend on the high density effects in microcavity polaritons.
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Mark Steger, Mark Steger, David Snoke, David Snoke, "The exciton-polariton microcavity as an optical transistor", Proc. SPIE 8997, Advances in Photonics of Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication VII, 89970U (19 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2043230; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2043230

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