Transient dual-energy lasing in a semiconductor microcavity

Feng Kuo Hsu, Wei Xie, Yi Shan Lee, Sheng-Di Lin, Chih Wei Lai*

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We demonstrate sequential lasing at two well-separated energies in a highly photoexcited planar microcavity at room temperature. Two spatially overlapped lasing states with distinct polarization properties appear at energies more than 5 meV apart. Under a circularly polarized nonresonant 2 ps pulse excitation, a sub-10-ps transient circularly polarized high-energy (HE) state emerges within 10 ps after the pulse excitation. This HE state is followed by a pulsed state that lasts for 20-50 ps at a low energy (LE) state. The HE state is highly circularly polarized as a result of a spin-preserving stimulated process, while the LE state shows a significantly reduced circular polarization because of a diminishing spin imbalance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number15347
JournalScientific reports
StatePublished - 19 Oct 2015

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