Quantum Optic and Transient Effects of Excitonic Polaritons, and Properties of Phonoritons

  • Joseph L. Birman
  • M. Artoni
  • S. V. Branis
  • O. Martin
  • Bing Shen Wang


The following topics are briefly reviewed: Demonstration that polaritons are intrinsically squeezed, and methods to detect the squeezing: a) use of the crystal-vacuum surface for homodyne processes, and b) two scattering experiments. The Phonoriton — a generalization of the exciton polariton and two non-linear methods to detect it: a) Non-Linear Resonance Scattering and b) Non-Linear Reflectivity; an examination of possible polariton-soliton formation and conclusion that previous treatments omitted a highly singular term, making formation highly unlikely if not impossible.


Coherent State Homodyne Detection Polariton Wave Exciton Polariton Brillouin Shift 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph L. Birman
    • 1
  • M. Artoni
    • 1
  • S. V. Branis
    • 1
  • O. Martin
    • 1
  • Bing Shen Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentCity College of New York, C.U.N.Y.New YorkUSA

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