Dynamics of Spin Polarization in Tilted Polariton Rings: Article No. 165306

Shouvik Mukherjee, Valera Kozin, Anton Nalitov, Ivan Shelykh, Zheng Sun, David Myers, Burcu Ozden, Jonathan Beaumariage, Mark Steger, Loren Pfeiffer, Ken West, David Snoke

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Abstract

We have observed the effect of pseudomagnetic field originating from the polaritonic analog of spin-orbit coupling [transverse electric and transverse magnetic (TE-TM) splitting] on a polariton condensate in a ring-shaped microcavity. The effect gives rise to a stable four-leaf pattern around the ring as seen from the linear polarization measurements of the condensate photoluminescence. This pattern is found to originate from the interplay of the cavity potential, energy relaxation, and TE-TM splitting in the ring. Our observations are compared to the dissipative one-dimensional spinor Gross-Pitaevskii equation with the TE-TM splitting energy, which shows good qualitative agreement.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages14
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume103
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5K00-79732

Keywords

  • polariton
  • quantum condensate
  • quantum light

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