AffiliationUniv Arizona, Coll Opt Sci
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PublisherAMER PHYSICAL SOC
CitationSynthetic magnetism for photon fluids 2016, 94 (2) Physical Review A
JournalPhysical Review A
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AbstractWe develop a theory of artificial gauge fields in photon fluids for the cases of both second-order and third-order optical nonlinearities. This applies to weak excitations in the presence of pump fields carrying orbital angular momentum and is thus a type of Bogoliubov theory. The resulting artificial gauge fields experienced by the weak excitations are an interesting generalization of previous cases and reflect the PT-symmetry properties of the underlying non-Hermitian Hamiltonian. We illustrate the observable consequences of the resulting synthetic magnetic fields for examples involving both second-order and third-order nonlinearities.
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SponsorsEuropean Research Council under the European Union [(FP/2007-17172013)/ERC GA 306559]; EPSRC (U.K.) [EP/J00443X/1, EP/M024636/1]; EPSRC CM-CDT [EP/L015110/1]