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Polygonal patterns of confined light

Polygonal patterns of confined light
Polygonal patterns of confined light
We propose a technique for the generation of polygonal optical patterns in real space using a combined effect of the spin–orbit interaction and confinement of light in the plane of a dielectric optical microcavity. The spin–orbit interaction emerging from the splitting in transverse electric (TE) and transverse magnetic (TM) optical modes of the microcavity gives rise to oscillations in space of propagating macroscopic wave packets of polarized photons. Confined in a harmonic potential, the latter follow closed trajectories of a polygonal form. We demonstrate the possibility of excitation by a continuous wave resonant optical pumping of polygonal optical patterns with a controllable (both even and odd) number of vertices.
0146-9592
1836-1839
Sedov, Evgeny
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Arakelian, Sergey
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Sedov, Evgeny
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Arakelian, Sergey
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Sedov, Evgeny, Sedova, Irina, Arakelian, Sergey and Kavokin, Alexey (2021) Polygonal patterns of confined light. Optics Letters, 46 (8), 1836-1839. (doi:10.1364/OL.418337). (In Press)

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We propose a technique for the generation of polygonal optical patterns in real space using a combined effect of the spin–orbit interaction and confinement of light in the plane of a dielectric optical microcavity. The spin–orbit interaction emerging from the splitting in transverse electric (TE) and transverse magnetic (TM) optical modes of the microcavity gives rise to oscillations in space of propagating macroscopic wave packets of polarized photons. Confined in a harmonic potential, the latter follow closed trajectories of a polygonal form. We demonstrate the possibility of excitation by a continuous wave resonant optical pumping of polygonal optical patterns with a controllable (both even and odd) number of vertices.

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Accepted/In Press date: 10 March 2021

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Local EPrints ID: 449698
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/449698
ISSN: 0146-9592
PURE UUID: 95546176-1295-46b3-8421-7719a49ebf25

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Date deposited: 11 Jun 2021 16:30
Last modified: 25 Nov 2021 17:47

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Author: Evgeny Sedov
Author: Irina Sedova
Author: Sergey Arakelian
Author: Alexey Kavokin

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