Nonlinear terahertz emission in semiconductor microcavities

I. G. Savenko*, I. A. Shelykh, M. A. Kaliteevski

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We consider the nonlinear terahertz emission by the system of cavity polaritons in the regime of polariton lasing. To account for the quantum nature of terahertz-polariton coupling, we use the Lindblad master equation approach and demonstrate that quantum microcavities reveal a rich variety of nonlinear phenomena in the terahertz range, including bistability, short terahertz pulse generation, and terahertz switching.

Original languageEnglish
Article number027401
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2011


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