We report on strong mode coupling in closely spaced GaInP microdisk dimer structures including InP quantum dots as the active medium. Using electron beam lithography and a combination of dry- and wet-etch processes, dimers with inter-disk separations down to d < 100 nm have been fabricated. Applying a photo-thermal heating scheme, we overcome the spectral mode detuning due to the size mismatch between the two disks forming the dimer. We observe signatures of mode coupling in the corresponding photoluminescence spectra with coupling energiesof up to 0.66 MeV. With the aid of a numerical analysis, we specify the geometrical and physical factors of the microdisk dimer precisely, and reproduce its spectrum with good agreement.
Publication: Strong mode coupling in InP quantum dot-based GaInP microdisk cavity dimers
M Witzany, T-L Liu, J-B Shim, F Hargart, E Koroknay, W-M Schulz, M Jetter, E Hu, J Wiersig, and P Michler
New J. Phys. 15, 013060 (2013)
Contact person: Prof. Peter Michler