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Title: Transmutation of skyrmions to half-solitons driven by the nonlinear optical spin hall effect
Authors: Flayac, H.
Solnyshkov, D. D.
Shelykh, Ivan A.
Malpuech, G.
Keywords: DRNTU::Science::Physics::Optics and light
Issue Date: 2013
Source: Flayac, H., Solnyshkov, D. D., Shelykh, I. A., & Malpuech, G. (2013). Transmutation of Skyrmions to Half-Solitons Driven by the Nonlinear Optical Spin Hall Effect. Physical Review Letters, 110(1).
Series/Report no.: Physical review letters
Abstract: We show that the spin domains, generated in the linear optical spin Hall effect by the analog of spinorbit interaction for exciton polaritons, are associated with the formation of a Skyrmion lattice. In the nonlinear regime, the spin anisotropy of the polariton-polariton interactions results in a spatial compression of the domains and in a transmutation of the Skyrmions into oblique half-solitons. This phase transition is associated with both the focusing of the spin currents and the emergence of a strongly anisotropic emission pattern.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.016404
Rights: © 2013 American Physical Society. This paper was published in Physical Review Letters and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of American Physical Society. The paper can be found at the following official DOI: 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.
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