Matter wave coupling of spatially separated and unequally pumped polariton condensates

Kirill P. Kalinin, Pavlos G. Lagoudakis, Natalia G. Berloff

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    Spatial quantum coherence between two separated driven-dissipative polariton condensates created nonresonantly and with a different occupation is studied. We identify the regions where the condensates remain coherent with the phase difference continuously changing with the pumping imbalance and the regions where each condensate acquires its own chemical potential with phase differences exhibiting time-dependent oscillations. We show that in the mutual coherence limit the coupling consists of two competing contributions: a symmetric Heisenberg exchange and the Dzyloshinskii-Moriya asymmetric interactions that enable a continuous tuning of the phase relation across the dyad and derive analytic expressions for these types of interactions. The introduction of nonequal pumping increases the complexity of the type of problems that can be solved by polariton condensates arranged in a graph configuration. If equally pumped polaritons condensates arrange their phases to solve the constrained quadratic minimisation problem with a real symmetric matrix, the nonequally pumped condensates solve that problem for a general Hermitian matrix.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number094512
    JournalPhysical Review B
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2018


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