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JETP Letters

, Volume 103, Issue 5, pp 313–315 | Cite as

Controlled switching between quantum states in the exciton–polariton condensate

  • V. A. LukoshkinEmail author
  • V. K. Kalevich
  • M. M. Afanasiev
  • K. V. Kavokin
  • S. I. Tsintzos
  • P. G. Savvidis
  • Z. Hatzopoulos
  • A. V. Kavokin
Optics and Laser Physics
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Abstract

Optically controlled switching between modes of a polariton laser having different symmetries has been demonstrated experimentally. The microscopic shift of the optical excitation spot dramatically changes the shape of the polariton condensate formed in a cylindrical micropillar on the basis of the planar semiconductor microcavity. Switching between the ring and lobed condensate is achieved owing to the violation of the cylindrical symmetry of the effective potential formed by the lateral surface of the pillar and by the cloud of incoherent excitons created by optical pumping.

Keywords

JETP Letter Coherent Radiation Photonic Mode Exciton Polaritons Excitation Spot 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Lukoshkin
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • V. K. Kalevich
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. M. Afanasiev
    • 1
    • 2
  • K. V. Kavokin
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. I. Tsintzos
    • 3
    • 4
  • P. G. Savvidis
    • 3
    • 5
  • Z. Hatzopoulos
    • 4
  • A. V. Kavokin
    • 1
    • 6
    • 7
  1. 1.Laboratory of Spin OpticsSt. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Ioffe InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.IESL-FORTHHeraklion, CreteGreece
  4. 4.CCQCN, Department of PhysicsUniversity of CreteHeraklion, CreteGreece
  5. 5.Department of Materials Science and TechnologyUniversity of CreteHeraklion, CreteGreece
  6. 6.Physics and Astronomy SchoolUniversity of Southampton, HighfieldSouthamptonUK
  7. 7.CNR-SPIN, Tor VergataRomeItaly

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