Tuning the Energy of a Polariton Condensate via Bias-Controlled Rabi Splitting

P. Tsotsis, S. I. Tsintzos, G. Christmann, P. G. Lagoudakis, O. Kyriienko, I. A. Shelykh, J. J. Baumberg, A. V. Kavokin, Z. Hatzopoulos, P. S. Eldridge, P. G. Savvidis
2014 Physical Review Applied  
We introduce an electrically driven scheme to tune the polariton condensate energy in a high-finesse GaAs microcavity. In contrast to the conventional redshift observed in semiconductor quantum wells (QWs) under applied electrical bias arising from the quantum-confined Stark effect (QCSE), we report here the blueshift of a polariton condensate caused by controlled reduction of the Rabi splitting due to tunneling-induced charge buildup and fractional bleaching of QWs. At larger electrical bias,
more » ... r electrical bias, the QCSE becomes dominant, leading to a redshift in the linear regime, while in the nonlinear regime to the eventual quenching of the condensate emission. This ability to tune the polariton condensate energy brings within reach the realization of voltage-controlled polariton condensate devices and variable-wavelength sources of coherent light.
doi:10.1103/physrevapplied.2.014002 fatcat:2pqdffmtzfezpcbxhernfbi2ni