High-Orbital Exciton-Polariton Condensation: Towards Quantum-Simulator Applications

  • Na Young Kim
  • Kenichiro Kusudo
  • Tim Byrnes
  • Naoyuki Masumoto
  • Yoshihisa Yamamoto
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 911)


We review high-orbital exciton-polariton condensation experiments in various two-dimensional lattices. The dynamical nature of exciton-polaritons spontaneously forms condensates at non-zero momentum, resulting from the competition between the finite lifetime and the cooling time. We describe the basics of exciton-polariton condensation, methods used to create lattices, and identification of their orbital order via photoluminescence in real and momentum spaces. We discuss the current status of high-orbital exciton-polariton condensates and the implications towards the bosonic quantum simulators.


Microcavity Quantum wells Excitons Exciton-polaritons Condensation Orbitals (Micro)-photoluminescence 



We acknowledge Navy/SPAWAR Grant N66001-09-1-2024, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) through its “Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology (FIRST Program)”. We deeply thank all our collaborators: Prof. Alfred Forchel, Dr. Sven Höfling, Dr. Andreas Löffler for providing the wafer; Prof. T. Fujisawa, Dr. N. Kumada for supporting the device fabrication; Prof. C. Wu, Dr. Z. Cai for theoretical discussions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Na Young Kim
    • 1
  • Kenichiro Kusudo
    • 2
  • Tim Byrnes
    • 2
  • Naoyuki Masumoto
    • 2
  • Yoshihisa Yamamoto
    • 3
  1. 1.Edward L. Ginzton LaboratoryStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.National Institute of InformaticsTokyoJapan
  3. 3.ImPACT ProgramCouncil for Science Technology and InnovationTokyoJapan

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