Hyperbolic Metamaterials with Bragg Polaritons

Evgeny S. Sedov, I. V. Iorsh, S. M. Arakelian, A. P. Alodjants, Alexey Kavokin

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We propose a novel mechanism for designing quantum hyperbolic metamaterials with the use of semiconductor Bragg mirrors containing periodically arranged quantum wells. The hyperbolic dispersion of exciton-polariton modes is realized near the top of the first allowed photonic miniband in such a structure which leads to the formation of exciton-polariton X waves. Exciton-light coupling provides a resonant nonlinearity which leads to nontrivial topologic solutions. We predict the formation of low amplitude spatially localized oscillatory structures: oscillons described by kink shaped solutions of the effective Ginzburg-Landau-Higgs equation. The oscillons have direct analogies in gravitational theory. We discuss implementation of exciton-polariton Higgs fields for the Schrödinger cat state generation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number237402
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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Sedov, E. S., Iorsh, I. V., Arakelian, S. M., Alodjants, A. P., & Kavokin, A. (2015). Hyperbolic Metamaterials with Bragg Polaritons. Physical Review Letters, 114(237402). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.237402