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The interplay between strong light-matter interactions and charge doping represents an important frontier in the pursuit of exotic many-body physics and optoelectronics. Here, we consider a simplified model of a two-dimensional semiconductor embedded in a microcavity, where the interactions between electrons and holes are strongly screened, allowing us to develop a diagrammatic formalism for this system with an analytic expression for the exciton-polariton propagator. We apply this to the scattering of spin-polarized polaritons and electrons, and show that this is strongly enhanced compared with exciton-electron interactions. As we argue, this counterintuitive result is a consequence of the shift of the collision energy due to the strong light-matter coupling, and hence this is a generic feature that applies also for more realistic electron-hole and electron-electron interactions. We furthermore demonstrate that the lack of Galilean invariance inherent in the light-matter coupled system can lead to a narrow resonancelike feature for polariton-electron interactions close to the polariton inflection point. Our results are potentially important for realizing tunable light-mediated interactions between charged particles.
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Fuhrer, M., Bao, Q., Culcer, D., Davis, M., Davis, J. A., Hamilton, A., Helmerson, K., Klochan, O., Medhekar, N., Ostrovskaya, E., Parish, M., Schiffrin, A., Seidel, J., Sushkov, O., Valanoor, N., Wang, X., Galitskiy, V., Gurarie, V., Hannon, J., Höfling, S., Hone, J., Rule, K. C., Krausz, F., Littlewood, P., MacDonald, A., Neto, A., Oezyilmaz, B., Paglione, J., Phillips, W., Spielman, I., Tadich, A., Xue, Q., Cole, J., Perali, A., Neilson, D., Sek, G., Gaston, N., Hodgkiss, J. M., Tang, M., Karel, J., Nguyen, T., Adam, S., Granville, S., Kumar, P. & Daeneke, T.
Australian Research Council (ARC), Monash University – Internal School Contribution, Monash University – Internal Department Contribution, Monash University – Internal Faculty Contribution, Monash University – Internal University Contribution, University of Wollongong, University of Queensland , Tsinghua University, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australian National University (ANU), RMIT University, Swinburne University of Technology
29/06/17 → 28/06/24
1/01/17 → 31/12/23