Generation and spectroscopic signatures of a fractional quantum Hall liquid of photons in an incoherently pumped optical cavity

Year: 2017

Authors: Umucalilar RO., Carusotto I.

Autors Affiliation: Mimar Sinan Fine Arts Univ, Dept Phys, TR-34380 Istanbul, Sisli, Turkey;‎ Univ Trento, CNR, INO, BEC Ctr, I-38123 Povo, Italy;‎ Univ Trento, Dipartimento Fis, I-38123 Povo, Italy

Abstract: We investigate theoretically a driven dissipative model of strongly interacting photons in a nonlinear optical cavity in the presence of a synthetic magnetic field. We show the possibility of using a frequency-dependent incoherent pump to create a strongly correlated v = 1/2 bosonic Laughlin state of light: Due to the incompressibility of the Laughlin state, fluctuations in the total particle number and excitation of edge modes can be tamed by imposing a suitable external potential profile for photons. We further propose angular-momentum-selective spectroscopy of the emitted light as a tool to obtain unambiguous signatures of the microscopic physics of the quantum Hall liquid of light.


Volume: 96 (5)      Pages from: 053808-1  to: 053808-11

KeyWords: STATES
DOI: 10.1103/PhvsRevA.96.053808

Citations: 15
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