WIAS Preprint No. 2381, (2017)

The impact of microcavity wire width on polariton soliton existence and multistability


  • Slavcheva, Gabriela
  • Koleva, Mirella V.
  • Pimenov, Alexander

2010 Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme

  • 05.45.-a 42.65.Pc 42.65.Tg


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




We have developed a model of the nonlinear polariton dynamics in realistic 3D non-planar microcavity wires in the driven-dissipative regime [15]. We find that the typical microcavity optical bistability evolves into multi-stability upon variation of the model parameters. The origin of the multi-stability is discussed in detail. We apply linear perturbation analysis to modulational instabilities, and identify conditions for localisation of composite multi-mode polariton solitons in the triggered parametric oscillator regime. Further, we demonstrate stable polariton soliton propagation in tilted and tapered waveguides, and determine maximum tilt angles for which solitons are still found. Additionally, we study soliton amplitude and velocity dependence on the wire width, with a view towards device applications.

Appeared in

  • J. Opt., 19 (2017), pp. 065404/1--065404/15.

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