Hyperbolic Region in an Array of Quantum Wires in a Planar Cavity

Kristin B. Arnardottir*, Ivan V. Iorsh, Timothy C.H. Liew, Ivan A. Shelykh

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We calculated the dispersion relation of a system consisting of a periodic array of quantum wires embedded in a planar microcavity. When the parameters of the system support strong light-matter coupling, the dispersion will have regions where the effective mass of the composite quasi-particle will have different signs along different axes. This is a criterion for hyperbolic metamaterials, and leads to interesting effects such as sustained kink solutions and nontrivial propagation of incident pulses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1165-1171
Number of pages7
JournalACS Photonics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2017

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Other keywords

  • microcavities
  • polaritons
  • semiconductors


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