Numerical model for a defect-containing lattice of microcavities with embedded ultracold atomic clusters (quantum dots) is developed. It is assumed that certain fractions of quantum dots are absent, which leads to transformation of polariton spectrum of the overall structure. The dispersion relations for polaritonic modes are derived as functions of structure defects concentrations and elastic strain. It is shown that, as a result of elastic strain of the system and presence of structural defects under study, it is possible to achieve necessary changes in its energy structure (and, therefore, optical properties) determined by the rearrangement of the polariton spectrum.
Keywords: one-dimensional microcavity lattice, quantum dots, electromagnetic excitations, structure defects, uniform elastic deformation.