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Title: Maxwell consideration of polaritonic quasi-particle Hamiltonians in multi-level systems

We address the problem of the correct description of light-matter coupling for excitons and cavity photons in the case of systems with multiple photon modes or excitons, respectively. In the literature, two different approaches for the phenomenological coupling Hamiltonian can be found: Either one single Hamiltonian with a basis whose dimension equals the sum of photonic modes and excitonic resonances is used. Or a set of independent Hamiltonians, one for each photon mode, is chosen. Both are usually used equivalently for the same kind of multi-photonic systems which cannot be correct. However, identifying the suitable Hamiltonian is difficult when modeling experimental data. By means of numerical transfer matrix calculations, we demonstrate the scope of application of each approach: The first one holds only for the coupling of a single photon state to several excitons, while in the case of multiple photon modes, separate Hamiltonians must be used for each photon mode.
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  1. Institut für Experimentelle Physik II, Universität Leipzig, Linnéstr. 5, 04103 Leipzig (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22486174
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 107; Journal Issue: 23; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; COUPLING; EXCITONS; HAMILTONIANS; MATTER; PHOTONS; SIMULATION