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Emerging quantum correlations from interacting fibre-cavity polaritons

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posted on 2022-03-28, 21:53 authored by Andrew Wood
The research presented in this thesis reports on experimental investigations into photon-photon interactions facilitated by strongly interacting microcavity polaritons. We use a highly flexible fibre Fabry-Pérot microcavity setup to impose photonic-mode confinement of the polariton mode to create zero-dimensional polariton boxes. The strong optical confinement afforded by the geometries of the fibre mirror, polariton interactions are effectively enhanced,introducing significant system nonlinearities noticeable at the single particle level. This nonlinear behaviour results in the polariton blockade regime where the system can only support one polariton at a time and observable through the antibunching of the transmitted photons.


Table of Contents

1. Introduction -- 2. Semiconductor quantum well polaritons -- 3. Experimental methods -- 4. Quantum-correlated photons from semiconductor cavity polaritons -- 5. Emerging quantum correlations of non-resonantly excited polaritons -- 6. Conclusion -- References.


Bibliography: pages 81-90 Empirical thesis.

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis PhD


PhD, Macquarie University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Department, Centre or School

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Thomas Volz


Copyright Andrew Wood 2019. Copyright disclaimer: http://mq.edu.au/library/copyright




1 online resource (xxiv, 90 pages) illustrations (some colour)

Former Identifiers

mq:71970 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1280071