Accession Number:

ADP013067

Title:

Elastic Scattering of Light from Fluctuating Exciton Polarization of a Quantum Well in a Semiconductor Microcavity

Descriptive Note:

Conference proceedings

Corporate Author:

RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES SAINT PETERSBURG IOFFE PHYSICAL-TECHNICAL INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-06-23

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

A model of exciton polarization fluctuations due to randomly rough interfaces of a quantum well QW is proposed. On this basis, a theory of the resonant elastic scattering of light is developed for a random-thickness QW placed in a semiconductor microcavity. Numerical study of the cross-section shows that the light scattering induced by roughness with standard deviation height as small as 0.2 nm could be detected experimentally. An enhancement of backscattering intensity is predicted.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE