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Polariton multistability and fast linear-to-circular polarization conversion in planar microcavities with lowered symmetry

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Gavrilov, S. S. ; Institute of Solid State Physics RAS, Chernogolovka, 142432 Russisa ; Sekretenko, A. V. ; Novikov, S. I. ; Schneider, C.
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The multistability of cavity-polariton systems with lowered symmetry (e.g., in laterally strained microcavities) allows implementing a few picoseconds long switching from linear to almost circular polarization of the cavity transmission under a resonant linearly polarized optical pump with slowly changing intensity. This effect has been observed in a high-Q GaAs microcavity using spectrally narrow 70 ps long pump pulses.

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Applied Physics Letters  (Volume:102 ,  Issue: 1 )