Heuck, Mikkel1; Combrié, S.3; Lehoucq, G.3; Malaguti, S.6; Bellanca, G.6; Trillo, S.6; Kristensen, Philip Trøst1; Mørk, Jesper1; Reithmaier, J. P.7; de Rossi, A.3
1 Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 Nanophotonics Theory and Signal Processing, Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark3 Thales Research and Technology4 University of Ferrara5 University of Kassel6 University of Ferrara7 University of Kassel
Using a sensitive two-color heterodyne pump-probe technique, we investigate the carrier dynamics of an InP photonic crystal nanocavity. The heterodyne technique provides unambiguous results for all wavelength configurations, including the degenerate case, which cannot be investigated with the widely used homodyne technique. A model based on coupled mode theory including two carrier distributions is introduced to account for the relaxation dynamics, which is assumed to be governed by both diffusion and recombination.