Multiple polariton modes originating from the coupling of quantum wells in planar microcavity
We report on the observation of multiple polariton modes, originating from an electronic coupling between quantum wells inside a planar microcavity. A series of excitonic transitions are measured for a bare quantum well stack and are precisely identified to electron-hole transitions originating from the coupling of the wells. When the quantum well stacks are placed at the antinode of a high Q-factor microcavity, a series of anticrossings is observed, which is characteristic of a multiplicity of polariton modes. This behavior is simulated using a coupled oscillator model accounting for the cavity mode and all allowed excitonic transitions.