Creation of orbital angular momentum states with chiral polaritonic lenses
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Controlled transfer of orbital angular momentum to an exciton-polariton Bose-Einstein condensate spontaneously created under incoherent, off resonant excitation conditions is a long-standing challenge in the field of microcavity polaritonics. We demonstrate, experimentally and theoretically, a simple and efficient approach to the generation of nontrivial orbital angular momentum states by using optically induced potentials - chiral polaritonic lenses. These lenses are produced by a structured optical pump with a spatial distribution of intensity that breaks the chiral symmetry of the system.
Dall , R , Fraser , M D , Desyatnikov , A S , Li , G , Brodbeck , S , Kamp , M , Schneider , C , Höfling , S & Ostrovskaya , E A 2014 , ' Creation of orbital angular momentum states with chiral polaritonic lenses ' Physical Review Letters , vol 113 , no. 20 . DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.200404
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This work was supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC), the State of Bavaria, and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) through its “Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology (FIRST Program).
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