dc.contributor.authorEspinosa-Ortega, Tania
dc.contributor.authorLiew, Timothy Chi Hin
dc.contributor.authorShelykh, Ivan A.
dc.identifier.citationEspinosa-Ortega, T., Liew, T. C. H., & Shelykh, I. A. (2013). Optical diode based on exciton-polaritons. Applied Physics Letters, 103(19), 191110-.en_US
dc.description.abstractWe propose theoretically an optical diode based on exciton-polaritons in semiconductor microcavities. A flow of polaritons in the bistable regime is used to send signals through an asymmetric fixed potential that favours the bridging of particles in one direction. Through dynamic modelling of the coherent polariton field, we demonstrate the characteristics of an ideal diode, namely, that the forward signal is fully transmitted while the transmission in the reverse direction tends to zero, without any additional external control. Moreover, the system proves to be robust to the presence of disorder, intrinsic to microcavities, and can function at gigahertz repetition rates.en_US
dc.format.extent4 p.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesApplied Physics Lettersen_US
dc.rights© 2013 American Institute of Physics (AIP). This paper was published in Applied Physics Letters and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of American Institute of Physics. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4829363]. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.en_US
dc.subjectOptical microcavitiesen_US
dc.titleOptical diode based on exciton-polaritonsen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Physical and Mathematical Sciencesen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US

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