Optical Control of Couplings in Polariton Condensate Lattices

S. Alyatkin, J. D. Töpfer, A. Askitopoulos, H. Sigurdsson, P. G. Lagoudakis

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    Abstract

    We demonstrate deterministic control of the nearest and next-nearest neighbor coupling in the unit cell of a square lattice of microcavity exciton-polariton condensates. We tune the coupling in a continuous and reversible manner by optically imprinting potential barriers of variable height, in the form of spatially localized incoherent exciton reservoirs that modify the particle flow between condensates. By controlling the couplings in a 2×2 polariton cluster, we realize ferromagnetic, antiferromagnetic, and paired ferromagnetic phases and demonstrate the potential scalability of the system.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number207402
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume124
    Issue number20
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2020

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