We study experimentally the lasing regime of a GaAs based microcavity sample under strong optical pumping. The very same sample exhibits the strong coupling regime at low excitation power with a Rabi splitting as large as 15 meV. We show that some features which may be considered as experimental evidence of polariton Bose-Einstein condensation are also observed in the weak coupling regime when the cavity is behaving as a regular photon laser. In particular, the emission pattern in the lasing regime displays a sharp peak near the energy minimum followed by a Boltzmann distribution at higher energies.

Photon lasing in GaAs microcavity: Similarities with a polariton condensate

BAJONI, DANIELE;
2007

Abstract

We study experimentally the lasing regime of a GaAs based microcavity sample under strong optical pumping. The very same sample exhibits the strong coupling regime at low excitation power with a Rabi splitting as large as 15 meV. We show that some features which may be considered as experimental evidence of polariton Bose-Einstein condensation are also observed in the weak coupling regime when the cavity is behaving as a regular photon laser. In particular, the emission pattern in the lasing regime displays a sharp peak near the energy minimum followed by a Boltzmann distribution at higher energies.
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