Optomechanics with cavity polaritons : dissipative coupling and unconventional bistability
Liew, Timothy Chi Hin
Shelykh, Ivan A.
Date of Issue2014
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
We study a hybrid system formed from an optomechanical resonator and a cavity mode strongly coupled to an excitonic transition inside a quantum well. We show that due to the mixing of cavity photon and exciton states, the emergent quasiparticles—polaritons—possess coupling to the mechanical mode of both a dispersive and dissipative nature. We calculate the occupancies of polariton modes and reveal bistable behavior, which deviates from conventional Kerr nonlinearity or dispersive coupling cases due to the dissipative coupling. The described system serves as a good candidate for future polaritonic devices.
Physical review letters
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