Egor A. Muljarov

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In spite of their different natures, light and matter can be unified under the strong-coupling regime, yielding superpositions of the two, referred to as dressed states or polaritons. After initially being demonstrated in bulk semiconductors and atomic systems, strong-coupling phenomena have been recently realized in solid-state optical microcavities.(More)
A microscopic theory of optical transitions in quantum dots with a carrier-phonon interaction is developed. Virtual transitions into higher confined states with acoustic phonon assistance add a quadratic phonon coupling to the standard linear one, thus extending the independent boson model. Summing infinitely many diagrams in the cumulant, a numerically(More)
A new microscopic approach to the optical transitions in quantum dots and quantum dot molecules, which accounts for both diagonal and nondiagonal exciton-phonon interaction, is developed. The cumulant expansion of the linear polarization is generalized to a multilevel system and is applied to calculation of the full time dependence of the polarization and(More)
It is widely believed that, due to its discrete nature, excitonic states in a quantum dot coupled to dispersionless longitudinal-optical (LO) phonons form everlasting mixed states (exciton polarons) showing no line broadening in the spectrum. This is indeed true if the model is restricted to a limited number of excitonic states in a quantum dot. We show,(More)
We demonstrate an efficient switching between strong and weak exciton-photon coupling regimes in microcavity-embedded asymmetric double quantum wells, controlled by an applied electric field. We show that a fine-tuning of the electric field leads to drastic changes in the polariton properties, with the polariton ground state being redshifted by a few meV(More)
In a recent Letter [1], an inner ring [2] in the photoluminescence (PL) pattern from GaAs=AlGaAs coupled quantum wells is attributed to the Mott transition in a system of initially photoexcited electron-hole (e-h) pairs and secondary excitons. In contrast, in Ref. [3] the inner ring has been explained and modeled in terms of in-plane transport and(More)
We have found a novel mechanism of spectral broadening and dephasing in quantum dots (QDs) due to the coupling to longitudinal-optical (LO) phonons. In theory, this mechanism comes into play only if the complete manifold of exciton levels (including those in the wetting-layer continuum) is taken into account. We demonstrate this nontrivial dephasing in(More)
We derive the correct analytical mode normalization for periodic structures at normal incidence and use it to approximate the dependence of the resonance shift on the refractive index in a sensing volume by first-order perturbation theory derived from the resonant state expansion. Furthermore, we show how to calculate optical resonances from the scattering(More)
Under optical excitation, coupled quantum wells are known to reveal fascinating features in the photoluminescence pattern originating from dipole orientated indirect excitons. The appearance of an external ring has been attributed to macroscopic charge separation in the quantum well plane. We present a classical model of nonlinear diffusion to account for(More)