Engineering Photon Statistics in a Spinor Polariton Condensate

S. Baryshev, A. Zasedatelev, H. Sigurdsson, I. Gnusov, J. D. Töpfer, A. Askitopoulos, P. G. Lagoudakis

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Abstract

We implement full polarization tomography on photon correlations in a spinor exciton-polariton condensate. Our measurements reveal condensate pseudospin mean-field dynamics spanning from stochastic switching between linear polarization components, limit cycles, and stable fixed points, and their intrinsic relation to the condensate photon statistics. We optically harness the cavity birefringence, polariton interactions, and the optical orientation of an incoherent exciton reservoir to engineer photon statistics with precise control. Our results demonstrate a smooth transition from a highly coherent to a super-thermal state of the condensate polarization components.

Original languageEnglish
Article number087402
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume128
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2022

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