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Main Title: Bimodal behavior of microlasers investigated with a two-channel photon-number-resolving transition-edge sensor system
Author(s): Schmidt, Marco
Grothe, Isa Hedda
Neumeier, Sergej
Bremer, Lucas
Helversen, Martin von
Zent, Wenera
Melcher, Boris
Beyer, Jörn
Schneider, Christian
Höfling, Sven
Wiersig, Jan
Reitzenstein, Stephan
Type: Article
Abstract: We explore the photon-number distribution of bimodal quantum-dot micropillar lasers with a two-channel transition-edge sensor (TES) detection system. The two channels of the photon-number-resolving TES system simultaneously detect light emission of two orthogonal components of the micropillar's fundamental emission mode. The applied experimental scheme provides unprecedented access to the joint photon-number distribution and enables a profound insight into the dynamics and photon statistics of the gain-coupled mode components. In particular, the two-channel TES measurements reveal an optical bistability of the correlated laser modes leading to temporal hopping between emission associated with Poissonian and thermal-like emission statistics. The experimental data and theoretical modeling based on Monte Carlo simulations are in good agreement and reveal the anticorrelated behavior of the mode hopping, which results in intensity fluctuations and superthermal values of the autocorrelation function. Our investigations clearly demonstrate the great benefit of using photon-number-resolving detectors in nanophotonics to explore the rich physics of multimode micro- and nanolasers.
Subject(s): cavity quantum electrodynamics
photon statistics
semiconductor microcavities
semiconductor quantum optics
photon counting
Issue Date: 19-Mar-2021
Date Available: 3-Aug-2021
Language Code: en
DDC Class: 530 Physik
Sponsor/Funder: EC/H2020/615613/EU/External Quantum Control of Photonic Semiconductor Nanostructures/EXQUISITE
Journal Title: Physical Review Research
Publisher: American Physical Society (APS)
Volume: 3
Issue: 1
Article Number: 013263
Publisher DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.3.013263
EISSN: 2643-1564
TU Affiliation(s): Fak. 2 Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften » Inst. Festkörperphysik » AG Optoelektronik und Quantenbauelemente
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