Microcavities by Alexey KavokinMicrocavities by Alexey Kavokin


byAlexey Kavokin, Jeremy J. Baumberg, Guillaume Malpuech

Paperback | May 21, 2011

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Rapid development of microfabrication and assembly of nanostructures has opened up many opportunities to miniaturize structures that confine light, producing unusual and extremely interesting optical properties. This book addresses the large variety of optical phenomena taking place inconfined solid state structures: microcavities. Realisations include planar and pillar microcavities, whispering gallery modes, and photonic crystals. The microcavities represent a unique laboratory for quantum optics and photonics. They exhibit a number of beautiful effects including lasing, superfluidity, superradiance, entanglement etc. Written by four practitioners strongly involved in experiments and theories of microcavities, it is addressed to any interested reader having a general physical background, but in particular to undergraduate and graduate students at physics faculties.
Alexey Kavokin is Chair of Nanophysics and Photonics at the University of Southampton and Chair of Excellence at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata". Jeremy J. Baumberg is Head of the Quantum Light and Matter group at the Physics and Astronomy School of the Southampton University. Guillaume Malpuech is CNRS Researcher, Head of Group...
Title:MicrocavitiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:440 pagesPublished:May 21, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199602271

ISBN - 13:9780199602278

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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 polarisationAppendicesIndex

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