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Engineering Photon Statistics in a Spinor Polariton Condensate

Engineering Photon Statistics in a Spinor Polariton Condensate
Engineering Photon Statistics in a Spinor Polariton Condensate
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.
Light-matter interaction, Photon statistics, Polariton, Polariton Condensates, Semiconductor Microcavities
1079-7114
Baryshev, Stepan
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Zasedatelev, Anton
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Sigurdsson, Helgi
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Gnusov, Ivan
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Askitopoulos, Alexis
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Lagoudakis, Pavlos
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Baryshev, Stepan
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Zasedatelev, Anton
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Sigurdsson, Helgi
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Gnusov, Ivan
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Askitopoulos, Alexis
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Lagoudakis, Pavlos
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Baryshev, Stepan, Zasedatelev, Anton, Sigurdsson, Helgi, Gnusov, Ivan, Askitopoulos, Alexis and Lagoudakis, Pavlos (2022) Engineering Photon Statistics in a Spinor Polariton Condensate. Physical Review Letters, 128 (8), [087402]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.128.087402).

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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.

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Accepted/In Press date: 7 January 2022
Published date: 25 February 2022
Additional Information: Funding Information: The authors acknowledge the support of the United Kingdom’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (Grant No. EP/M025330/1 on Hybrid Polaritonics), the RFBR Projects No. 20-52-12026 (jointly with DFG), and No. 20-02-00919. S. B. acknowledge the support of the RFBR Project No. 20-32-90120. A. Z. acknowledges financial support from the Russian Science Foundation (RScF) Grant No. 20-72-10145. H. S. acknowledges the Icelandic Research Fund, Grant No. 217631-051. Publisher Copyright: © 2022 American Physical Society.
Keywords: Light-matter interaction, Photon statistics, Polariton, Polariton Condensates, Semiconductor Microcavities

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Local EPrints ID: 455108
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/455108
ISSN: 1079-7114
PURE UUID: 5f501b3a-12ca-4faa-858e-d6d8700e4e49
ORCID for Anton Zasedatelev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0414-5779
ORCID for Helgi Sigurdsson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4156-4414
ORCID for Pavlos Lagoudakis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3557-5299

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Date deposited: 09 Mar 2022 17:47
Last modified: 25 Jan 2023 02:59

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Author: Stepan Baryshev
Author: Ivan Gnusov
Author: Alexis Askitopoulos
Author: Pavlos Lagoudakis ORCID iD

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