Electrically controlled mutual interactions of flying waveguide dipolaritons

Itamar Rosenberg, Yotam Mazuz-Harpaz, Ronen Rapaport*, Kenneth West, Loren Pfeiffer

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We show that, with a system of electrically gated wide quantum wells embedded inside a simple dielectric waveguide structure, it is possible to excite, control, and observe waveguided exciton polaritons that carry an electric dipole moment. We demonstrate that the energy of the propagating dipolariton can be easily tuned using local electrical gates, that their excitation and extraction can be easily done using simple evaporated metal gratings, and that the dipolar interactions between polaritons and between polaritons and excitons can also be controlled by the applied electric fields. This system of gated flying dipolaritons thus exhibits the ability to locally control both the single polariton properties as well as the interactions between polaritons, which should open up opportunities for constructing complex polaritonic circuits and for studying strongly interacting, correlated polariton gases.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number195151
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number19
StatePublished - 24 May 2016

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