Dominance of radiative coupling over disorder in resonance Rayleigh scattering in semiconductor multiple quantum-well structures
- J. P. Prineas, 'J. Shah, +4 authors S. W. Koch
- Phys. Rev. Lett
Resonance Rayleigh scattering by periodic semiconductor multiple quantum-well structures is studied experimentally and theoretically. Polaritonic effects are found to dominate disorder in the secondary emission dynamics. The coexistence of several radiant polaritonic modes with different radiative decay times leads to polarization beating between modes, strongly influences the rise times, and determines the fast decay times of the resonance Rayleigh scattered signals.