Anomalous Fresnel coefficients for orthoexciton-polaritons in Cu2O

J. I. Jang*, Y. Sun, S. Mani, J. B. Ketterson

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Using resonant two-photon excitation, we create a coherently propagating orthoexciton-polariton wave packet and measure its reflectance (R) and transmittance (T) at the boundary opposite the incoming surface. We find an enhanced reflection of orthoexciton-polaritons from sample surfaces such that the ratio T / R deviates significantly from the present theory based on the additional boundary condition. This anomalous boundary effect most likely arises from the quadrupole excitonic component of orthoexciton-polaritons, resulting in an enhanced reflection at boundaries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-41
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Oct 2008


  • A. CuO
  • D. Additional boundary condition
  • D. Orthoexciton-polariton
  • E. Two-photon excitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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