Optical control of polaritons: from optoelectronic to spinoptronic device concepts
Luk, S. M. H.
Kwong, N. H.
Chan, Ch. K. P.
Leung, P. T.
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Phys
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PublisherSPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING
CitationR. Binder, S. M. H. Luk, N. H. Kwong, P. Lewandowski, S. Schumacher, O. Lafont, E. Baudin, J. Tignon , A. Lemaitre, J. Bloch, Ch. K. P. Chan, P. T. Leung, "Optical control of polaritons: from optoelectronic to spinoptronic device concepts", Proc. SPIE 10193, Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics II, 101930G (8 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2263383; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2263383
JournalULTRAFAST BANDGAP PHOTONICS II
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AbstractExciton-polaritons in semiconductor microcavities have been studied intensely, both with respect to their intriguing fundamental physical properties and with respect to their potential in novel device designs. The latter requires ways to control polaritonic systems, and all-optical control mechanisms are considered to be especially useful. In this talk, we discuss and review our efforts to control the polariton density, utilizing optical four-wave mixing instabilites, and the spin or polarization textures resulting from the optical spin Hall effect. Both effects are readily observable in the cavity's far-field emission, and hence potentially useful for optoelectronic and spinoptronic device applications.
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SponsorsUS NSF [ECCS-1406673]; German DFG [TRR142, SCHU 1980/5]; DFG Heisenberg programme; TRIF SEOS