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Optically controlled polariton condensate molecules

Optically controlled polariton condensate molecules
Optically controlled polariton condensate molecules
A condensed-matter platform for analog simulation of complex two-dimensional molecular bonding configurations, based on optically trapped exciton-polariton condensates is proposed. The stable occupation of polariton condensates in the excited states of their optically configurable potential traps permits emulation of excited atomic orbitals. A classical mean-field model describing the dissipative coupling mechanism between p-orbital condensates is derived, identifying lowest-threshold condensation solutions as a function of trap parameters corresponding to bound and antibound π and σ bonding configurations, similar to those in quantum chemistry.
Polariton, Condensates, Microcavities, light-matter interaction
2469-9969
Cherotchenko, Evgeniia
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Sigurdsson, Helgi
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Askitopoulos, Alexis
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Nalitov, Anton
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Cherotchenko, Evgeniia
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Sigurdsson, Helgi
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Askitopoulos, Alexis
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Nalitov, Anton
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Cherotchenko, Evgeniia, Sigurdsson, Helgi, Askitopoulos, Alexis and Nalitov, Anton (2021) Optically controlled polariton condensate molecules. Physical Review B, 103, [115309]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.103.115309).

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A condensed-matter platform for analog simulation of complex two-dimensional molecular bonding configurations, based on optically trapped exciton-polariton condensates is proposed. The stable occupation of polariton condensates in the excited states of their optically configurable potential traps permits emulation of excited atomic orbitals. A classical mean-field model describing the dissipative coupling mechanism between p-orbital condensates is derived, identifying lowest-threshold condensation solutions as a function of trap parameters corresponding to bound and antibound π and σ bonding configurations, similar to those in quantum chemistry.

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Accepted/In Press date: 22 February 2021
e-pub ahead of print date: 29 March 2021
Keywords: Polariton, Condensates, Microcavities, light-matter interaction

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Local EPrints ID: 448338
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/448338
ISSN: 2469-9969
PURE UUID: 27d85240-913c-4ba2-8fc2-b0da4170d577
ORCID for Helgi Sigurdsson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4156-4414

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Date deposited: 20 Apr 2021 16:34
Last modified: 21 Apr 2021 02:01

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