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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2014
  • pp: 4029–4032

Pseudospin-induced motion of cavity polariton soliton molecules

O. A. Egorov and F. Lederer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 13, pp. 4029-4032 (2014)

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We study the effect of pseudospin precession of exciton-polaritons, known as optical spin Hall effect, on the dynamics of polariton solitons in semiconductor microresonators operating in the strong-coupling regime. We demonstrate that elliptically polarized polariton solitons, coherently driven by a linearly polarized pump, can form robust bound states. Due to spin-to-orbital angular momentum conversion, these polariton soliton molecules move uniformly in the mirror plane provided transverse electric–transverse magnetic mode splitting is taken into account.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 15, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 15, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 5, 2014
Published: June 30, 2014

O. A. Egorov and F. Lederer, "Pseudospin-induced motion of cavity polariton soliton molecules," Opt. Lett. 39, 4029-4032 (2014)

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