Theory of an electrically injected bulk polariton laser

Solnyshkov, Dmitry; Petrolati, Eleonora; Di Carlo, Aldo; Malpuech, Guillaume
January 2009
Applied Physics Letters;1/5/2009, Vol. 94 Issue 1, p011110
Academic Journal
We present the first simulation of an electrically injected polariton laser device based on Bose–Einstein condensation of exciton polaritons in a bulk GaN microcavity. Our simulator self-consistently describes carrier flow, exciton formation and dissociation, and relaxation of exciton polaritons toward the ground state. We find a density-current threshold of about 50 A/cm2 at room temperature, which could be further improved by using polariton lasers based on quantum wells.


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