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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 10 — May. 10, 2010
  • pp: 9909–9921

Emission properties and photon statistics of a single quantum dot laser

S. Ritter, P. Gartner, C. Gies, and F. Jahnke  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 10, pp. 9909-9921 (2010)

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A theoretical description for a single quantum-dot emitter in a microcavity is developed. We analyze for increasing steady-state pump rate the transition from the strong-coupling regime with photon antibunching to the weak-coupling regime with coherent emission. It is demonstrated how Coulomb interaction of excited carriers and excitation-induced dephasing can strongly modify the emission properties. Our theoretical investigations are based on a direct solution of the Liouville-von Neumann equation for the coupled carrier-photon system. We include multiple carrier excitations in the quantum dot, their Coulomb interaction, as well as excitation-induced dephasing and screening. Similarities and differences to atomic systems are discussed and results in the regime of recent experiments are interpreted.

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OCIS Codes
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices
(250.5590) Optoelectronics : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

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Original Manuscript: January 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 25, 2010
Published: April 27, 2010

S. Ritter, P. Gartner, C. Gies, and F. Jahnke, "Emission properties and photon statistics of a single quantum dot laser," Opt. Express 18, 9909-9921 (2010)

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