WIAS Preprint No. 2090, (2015)

Multi-stability and polariton formation in microcavity polaritonic waveguides


  • Slavcheva, Gabriela
  • Gorbach, Andrey V.
  • Pimenov, Alexander
  • Vladimirov, Andrei G.
    ORCID: 0000-0002-7540-8380
  • Skryabin, Dmitry

2008 Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme

  • 05.45.-a 42.65.Pc 42.65.Tg


  • polaritons, solitons, microcavities, multi-stability, tilted wavguides




Nonlinear polaritons in microcavity waveguides are demonstrated to exhibit multi-stable behaviour and rich dynamics, including filamentation and soliton formation. We find that the multi-stability originates from co-existense of different transverse modes of the po- laritonic waveguide. Modulational stability and conditions for multi-mode polariton solitons are studied. Soliton propagation in tilted, relative to the pump momentum, waveguides is demonstrated and a critical tilt angle for the soliton propagation is found.

Appeared in

  • Opt. Lett., 40 (2015) pp. 1787--1790.

Download Documents