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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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.004029


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Abstract

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

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

Citation
O. A. Egorov and F. Lederer, "Pseudospin-induced motion of cavity polariton soliton molecules," Opt. Lett. 39, 4029-4032 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-13-4029

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