Second-order time correlations within a polariton Bose-Einstein condensate in a CdTe microcavity

Second-order time correlations of polaritons have been measured across the condensation threshold in a CdTe microcavity. The onset of Bose-Einstein condensation is marked by the disappearance of photon bunching, demonstrating the transition from a thermal-like state to a coherent state. Coherence is, however, degraded with increasing polariton density, most probably as a result of self-interaction within the condensate and scatterings with noncondensed excitons and polaritons. Such behavior clearly differentiates polariton Bose condensation from photon lasing.


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Physical Review Letters, 100, -
Year:
2008
Publisher:
American Physical Society
ISSN:
0031-9007
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