Nonlinear route to intrinsic Josephson oscillations in spinor cavity-polariton condensates
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The intrinsic Josephson effect is observed in a two-component polariton condensate in a strained planar microcavity under a resonant pulsed excitation such that only one of the two linearly polarized eigenstates is pumped from the outside. On reaching the threshold density, the polariton-polariton interaction involves a spontaneous breaking of the symmetry between spin-up and spin-down polaritons. As a result, the condensate acquires nearly circular polarization while the pump is strong and then passes to the Josephson oscillation regime since the pump weakens.
Gavrilov , S S , Brichkin , A S , Novikov , S I , Höfling , S , Schneider , C , Kamp , M , Forchel , A & Kulakovskii , V D 2014 , ' Nonlinear route to intrinsic Josephson oscillations in spinor cavity-polariton condensates ' Physical Review. B, Condensed matter and materials physics , vol 90 , no. 23 . DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.90.235309
Physical Review. B, Condensed matter and materials physics
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DescriptionThis work was supported by the Russian Science Foundation (Grant No. 14-12-01372).
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