In this paper we report about linear and nonlinear optical properties of intersubband cavity polariton samples, where the resonant photonic mode is a defect state in a metallodielectric photonic crystal slab. By tuning a single geometric parameter of the resonator, the cavity Q factor can reach values as large as 85, with a consequent large cooperativity for the light-matter interaction. We show that a device featuring large cooperativity leads to sharp saturation, or even bistability, of the polariton states. This nonlinear dynamics occurs at the crossover between the weak-and the strong-coupling regimes, where the weak critical coupling concept plays a fundamental role.

In this paper we report about linear and nonlinear optical properties of intersubband cavity polariton samples, where the resonant photonic mode is a defect state in a metallodielectric photonic crystal slab. By tuning a single geometric parameter of the resonator, the cavity Q factor can reach values as large as 85, with a consequent large cooperativity for the light-matter interaction. We show that a device featuring large cooperativity leads to sharp saturation, or even bistability, of the polariton states. This nonlinear dynamics occurs at the crossover between the weak- and the strong-coupling regimes, where the weak critical coupling concept plays a fundamental role.

Saturation and bistability of defect-mode intersubband polaritons

Tredicucci Alessandro
2015

Abstract

In this paper we report about linear and nonlinear optical properties of intersubband cavity polariton samples, where the resonant photonic mode is a defect state in a metallodielectric photonic crystal slab. By tuning a single geometric parameter of the resonator, the cavity Q factor can reach values as large as 85, with a consequent large cooperativity for the light-matter interaction. We show that a device featuring large cooperativity leads to sharp saturation, or even bistability, of the polariton states. This nonlinear dynamics occurs at the crossover between the weak- and the strong-coupling regimes, where the weak critical coupling concept plays a fundamental role.
2015
Settore FIS/03 - Fisica della Materia
Condensed Matter Physics; Electronic; Optical and Magnetic Materials
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