Starts 13 Dec 2012 11:30
Ends 13 Dec 2012 20:00
Central European Time
Leonardo da Vinci Building Luigi Stasi Seminar Room
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
The great experimental progress in realising and studying polariton condensates has made it possible to now study experimentally a number of fundamental questions about the relation between lasing, condensation, coherence and superfluidity. In my talk, I will discuss the consequences of finite particle lifetime on several of these questions. I will discuss the relation between lasing as described by the Maxwell-Bloch equations and polariton condensation, and discuss the consequences of this for both polariton and photon condensation [1]. I will also address aspects of superfluidity [2], pattern formation [3] and coherence[3], and discuss how these are affected by the finite lifetime of polaritons. [1] J. Keeling, M. H. Szymanska, and P. B. Littlewood p. 293 of Optical generation and control of quantum coherence in semiconductor nanostructures (2010) Eds. G. Slavcheva and P. Roussignol [2] J. Keeling, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107 080402 (2011) [3] J. Keeling and N. G. Berloff Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 250401 (2008) [4] G. Roumpos et al, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci, 109 6467(2012)
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