JETP Letters

, Volume 104, Issue 1, pp 62–67 | Cite as

Hyperbolic metamaterials based on Bragg polariton structures

  • E. S. Sedov
  • M. V. Charukhchyan
  • S. M. Arakelyan
  • A. P. Alodzhants
  • R.-K. Lee
  • A. V. Kavokin


A new hyperbolic metamaterial based on a modified semiconductor Bragg mirror structure with embedded periodically arranged quantum wells is proposed. It is shown that exciton polaritons in this material feature hyperbolic dispersion in the vicinity of the second photonic band gap. Exciton–photon interaction brings about resonant nonlinearity leading to the emergence of nontrivial topological polaritonic states. The formation of spatially localized breather-type structures (oscillons) representing kink-shaped solutions of the effective Ginzburg–Landau–Higgs equation slightly oscillating along one spatial direction is predicted.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. S. Sedov
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. V. Charukhchyan
    • 2
  • S. M. Arakelyan
    • 2
  • A. P. Alodzhants
    • 2
    • 3
  • R.-K. Lee
    • 4
  • A. V. Kavokin
    • 1
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  2. 2.Department of Physics and Applied MathematicsAlexander and Nikolai Stoletov State UniversityVladimirRussia
  3. 3.St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics, and OpticsSt. PetersburgRussia
  4. 4.Institute of Photonics TechnologiesNational Tsing-Hua University300 HsinchuTaiwan
  5. 5.CNR-SPIN, Viale del Politecnico 1RomeItaly
  6. 6.Spin Optics LaboratorySt. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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