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Alexey V. Kavokin, Jeremy J. Baumberg, Guillaume Malpuech, and Fabrice P. Laussy


Both rich fundamental physics of microcavities and their intriguing potential applications are addressed in this book, oriented to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as to physicists and engineers. We describe the essential steps of development of the physics of microcavities in their chronological order. We show how different types of structures combining optical and electronic confinement have come into play and were used to realize first weak and later strong light–matter coupling regimes. We discuss photonic crystals, microspheres, pillars and other types of artificial optical ... More

Keywords: Exciton, polariton, laser, cavity, photonics, semiconductor, condensation, superfluidity, quantum optics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198782995
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198782995.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexey V. Kavokin, author
Chair of Nanophysics and Photonics, Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, UK

Jeremy J. Baumberg, author
Director of NanoPhotonics Centre, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK

Guillaume Malpuech, author
Senior CNRS Researcher and head of the photon department of the Institut Pascal, University Blaise Pascal, France