Microcavities by Alexey V. KavokinMicrocavities by Alexey V. Kavokin


byAlexey V. Kavokin, Jeremy J. Baumberg, Guillaume Malpuech

Hardcover | May 17, 2017

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Microcavities are semiconductor, metal, or dielectric structures providing optical confinement in one, two or three dimensions. At the end of the 20th century, microcavities have attracted attention due to the discovery of a strong exciton-light coupling regime allowing for the formation ofsuperposition light-matter quasiparticles: exciton-polaritons. In the following century several remarkable effects have been discovered in microcavities, including the Bose-Einstein condensation of exciton-polaritons, polariton lasing, superfluidity, optical spin Hall and spin Meissner effects,amongst other discoveries. Currently, polariton devices exploiting the bosonic stimulation effects at room temperature are being developed by laboratories across the world. This book addresses the physics of microcavities: from classical to quantum optics, from a Boltzmann gas to a superfluid. It provides the theoretical background needed for understanding the complex phenomena in coupled light-matter systems, and it presents a broad overview of experimental progressin the physics of microcavities.
Alexey Kavokin graduated from St-Petersburg Polytechnic University in 1992, PhD in Physics at the Ioffe Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, 1993. In 1998-2005 he was a professor at the Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France. Since 2005 he has been Professor and Chair of Nanophysics and Photonics at the University of S...
Title:MicrocavitiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:608 pagesPublished:May 17, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198782993

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Table of Contents

1. Overview of microcavities2. Classical description of light3. Quantum description of light4. Semi-classical description of light-matter coupling5. Quantum description of light-matter coupling in semiconductors6. Weak-coupling microcavities7. Strong coupling: resonant effects8. Strong coupling: polariton Bose condensation9. Spin and polarisation10. Quantum fluids of light11. Quantum polaritonic12. Polaritonic devicesAppendix A: Scattering rates of polariton relaxationAppendix B: Derivation of the Landau criterion of superfluidity and Landau formulaAppendix C: Landau quantization and renormalization of Rabi splittingIndex

Editorial Reviews

"Starting with the basic physics of microcavities, quantum optics, and excitons, the reader is quickly led to the cutting edge of present-day research in a friendly, tutorial style. The book includes biographical sketches of the key personalities, together with a number of amusing cartoons toillustrate the physics, both of which add considerably to its appeal." --Contemporary Physics