Formation and control of transverse patterns in a quantum fluid of microcavity polaritons
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AbstractTransverse patterns in polariton fluids were recently studied as promising candidates for all-optical low-intensity switching. Here, we demonstrate these patterns in a specifically designed double-cavity system. We theoretically and experimentally analyse their formation and optical control. Our detailed theoretical analysis of the coupled nonlinear dynamics of the optical fields inside the double-cavity and the excitonic excitations inside the embedded semiconductor quantum wells is firmly based on a microscopic many-particle theory. Our calculations in the time domain enable us to study both the ultrafast transient dynamics of the patterns and their steady-state behavior under stationary excitation conditions. The patterns we report and analyze go beyond what can be observed and understood in a simple scalar quantum field. We find that polarization-selective excitation of the polaritons leads to a complex interplay between longitudinal-transverse splitting of the cavity modes and the spin-dependent interactions of the polaritons' excitonic component. © 2014 SPIE.
All Author(s) ListLewandowski P., Ardizzone V., Tse Y.C., Kwong N.H., Luk M.H., Lucke A., Abbarchi M., Bloch J., Baudin E., Galopin E., Lemaitre A., Leung P.T., Roussignol P., Binder R., Tignon J., Schumacher S.
Name of ConferenceUltrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XVIII
Start Date of Conference02/02/2014
End Date of Conference05/02/2014
Place of ConferenceSan Francisco, CA
Country/Region of ConferenceUnited States of America
Year2014
Month4
Day14
Volume Number8984
ISBN9780819498977
ISSN0277-786X
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsMicrocavities, Nonlinear Optics, Pattern Formation, Polaritons

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