Strong light-matter interaction in ZnO microcavities

Ying Yu Lai, Yu-Pin Lan, Tien-chang Lu*

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The strong light-matter interaction in ZnO-embedded microcavities has received great attention in recent years, due to its ability to generate the robust bosonic quasiparticles, exciton-polaritons, at or above room temperature. This review introduces the strong coupling effect in ZnO-based microcavities and describes the recent progress in this field. In addition, the report contains a systematic analysis of the room-temperature strong-coupling effects from relaxation to polariton lasing. The stable room temperature operation of polaritonic effects in a ZnO microcavity promises a wide range of practical applications in the future, such as ultra-low power consumption coherent light emitters in the ultraviolet region, polaritonic transport, and other fundamental of quantum optics in solid-state systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere76
JournalLight: Science and Applications
Issue numberJUNE
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2013


  • Microcavity
  • Polariton
  • Strong coupling
  • ZnO


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