Switching waves in multilevel incoherently driven polariton condensates
Shelykh, Ivan A.
Liew, Timothy Chi Hin
Date of Issue2015
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
We show theoretically that an open-dissipative polariton condensate confined within a trapping potential and driven by an incoherent pumping scheme gives rise to bistability between odd and even modes of the potential. Switching from one state to the other can be controlled via incoherent pulsing which becomes an important step towards construction of low-powered optoelectronic devices. The origin of the effect comes from modulational instability between odd and even states of the trapping potential governed by the nonlinear polariton-polariton interactions.
Physics and Applied Physics
Physical Review B
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