Equilibrium to Nonequilibrium Condensation in Driven-Dissipative Semiconductor Systems

  • Makoto Yamaguchi
  • Tetsuo Ogawa
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 911)


Semiconductor microcavity systems strongly coupled to quantum wells are now receiving a great deal of attention because of their ability to efficiently generate coherent light by the Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) of an exciton-polariton gas. Since the exciton polaritons are composite quasi-bosonic particles, many fundamental features arise from their original constituents, i.e., electrons, holes and photons. As a result, not only equilibrium phases typified by the BEC but also nonequilibrium lasing phases can be achieved. In this contribution, we describe a framework which can treat such equilibrium and nonequilibrium phases in a unified way.


Semiconductor Laser Feshbach Resonance Gain Spectrum Vertical Cavity Surface Emit Laser Exciton Polariton 
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The authors are grateful to K. Kamide, R. Nii, Y. Yamamoto, T. Horikiri, Y. Shikano, Y. Matsuo, T. Yuge, and M. Bamba for fruitful discussions. This work is supported by the JSPS through its FIRST Program, and DYCE, KAKENHI No. 20104008.


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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsOsaka UniversityOsakaJapan

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