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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 5 — Feb. 27, 2012
  • pp: 5530–5537

Room temperature polariton lasing vs. photon lasing in a ZnO-based hybrid microcavity

Tien-Chang Lu, Ying-Yu Lai, Yu-Pin Lan, Si-Wei Huang, Jun-Rong Chen, Yung-Chi Wu, Wen-Feng Hsieh, and Hui Deng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 5, pp. 5530-5537 (2012)

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We report on the room temperature polariton lasing and photon lasing in a ZnO-based hybrid microcavity under optical pumping. A series of experimental studies of the polariton lasing (exciton-photon detunings of δ = −119meV) in the strong-coupling regime are discussed and compared to a photon lasing (δ = −45meV) in the weak-coupling regime obtained in the same structure. The measured threshold power density (31.8kW/cm2) of polariton lasing is one order of magnitude lower than that of the photon lasing (318.2kW/cm2). In addition, the comparison between polariton lasing and photon lasing is done in terms of the linewidth broadening, blue-shift of the emission peak, and polarization.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities
(140.3948) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavity devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 10, 2012
Published: February 22, 2012

Tien-Chang Lu, Ying-Yu Lai, Yu-Pin Lan, Si-Wei Huang, Jun-Rong Chen, Yung-Chi Wu, Wen-Feng Hsieh, and Hui Deng, "Room temperature polariton lasing vs. photon lasing in a ZnO-based hybrid microcavity," Opt. Express 20, 5530-5537 (2012)

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