Feshbach blockade: Single-photon nonlinear optics using resonantly enhanced cavity polariton scattering from biexciton states

I. Carusotto*, T. Volz, A. Imamoĝlu

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Abstract

We theoretically demonstrate how the resonant coupling between a pair of cavity polaritons and a biexciton state can lead to a large single-photon Kerr nonlinearity in a semiconductor solid-state system. A fully analytical model of the scattering process between a pair of cavity polaritons is developed, which explicitly includes the biexcitonic intermediate state. A dramatic enhancement of the polariton-polariton interactions is predicted in the vicinity of the biexciton Feshbach resonance. Application to the generation of non-classical light from polariton dots is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number37001
Pages (from-to)p1-p6
Number of pages7
JournalEPL
Volume90
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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