Impact of the energetic landscape on polariton condensates’ propagation along a coupler

Elena Rozas, Johannes Beierlein, Alexey Yulin, Martin Klaas, Holger Suchomel, Oleg Egorov, Ivan A. Shelykh, Ulf Peschel, Christian Schneider, Sebastian Klembt, Sven Höfling, M. Dolores Martin, Luis Viña

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Polariton condensates' propagation is strongly dependent on the particular energy landscape the particles are moving upon, in which the geometry of the pathway laid for their movement plays a crucial role. Bends in the circuit's trajectories affect the condensates' speed and oblique geometries introduce an additional discretization of the polaritons' momenta due to the mixing of short and long axis wavevectors on the propagating eigenvalues. In this work, the nature of the propagation of condensates along the arms of a polariton coupler is studied by a combination of time‐resolved micro‐tomography measurements and a theoretical model based on a mean field approximation where condensed polaritons are described by an equation for the slow varying amplitude of the polariton field coupled to an equation for the density of incoherent excitons.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2000650
Number of pages9
JournalAdvanced Optical Materials
VolumeEarly View
Early online date8 Jul 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Jul 2020


  • Condensates
  • Microcavities
  • Optical spectroscopy
  • Polaritons


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