Nonlinear instability and dynamics of polaritons in quantum systems

Shukla, P K and Eliasson, B (2007) Nonlinear instability and dynamics of polaritons in quantum systems. New Journal of Physics, 9 (4). 98. ISSN 1367-2630

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    We present analytical and simulation studies of the nonlinear instability and dynamics of an electron–hole/anti-electron (hereafter referred to as polaritons) system, which are common in ultra-small devices (semiconductors and micromechanical systems) as well as in dense astrophysical environments and the next generation intense laser–matter interaction experiments. Starting with three coupled nonlinear equations (two Schrödinger equations for interacting polaritons at quantum scales and the Poisson equation determining the electrostatic interactions and the associated charge separation effect), we demonstrate novel modulational instabilities and nonlinear polaritonic structures. It is suggested that the latter can transport information at quantum scales in high-density, ultracold quantum systems.

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