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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1999
  • pp: 771–773

Microcavities combining a semiconductor with a fused-silica microsphere

Xudong Fan, Scott Lacey, and Hailin Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 11, pp. 771-773 (1999)

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We report studies of a novel microcavity system that combines a semiconductor quantum well with a fused-silica microsphere. We show that excitonic photoluminescence from the quantum well couples efficiently into whispering-gallery modes. Using a resonant light-scattering technique, we demonstrate that the Q factor of the combined system exceeds 105 . Our studies also point to the necessity of using semiconductor nanostructures with a capping layer no more than a few nanometers thick.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics

Xudong Fan, Scott Lacey, and Hailin Wang, "Microcavities combining a semiconductor with a fused-silica microsphere," Opt. Lett. 24, 771-773 (1999)

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