Paulo Victor Pires dos Santos

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We demonstrate that the tunable potential introduced by a surface acoustic wave on a homogeneous polariton condensate leads to fragmentation of the condensate into an array of wires which move with the acoustic velocity. Reduction of the spatial coherence of the condensate emission along the surface acoustic wave direction is attributed to the suppression(More)
Spin transport and manipulation in semiconductors have been studied intensively with the ultimate goal of realizing spintronic devices. Previous work in GaAs has focused on controlling the carrier density, crystallographic orientation and dimensionality to limit the electron spin decoherence and allow transport over long distances. Here, we introduce a new(More)
We report on the two-dimensional gap-soliton nature of exciton-polariton macroscopic coherent phases (PMCP) in a square lattice with a tunable amplitude. The resonantly excited PMCP forms close to the negative mass M point of the lattice band structure with energy within the lattice band gap and its wave function localized within a few lattice periods. The(More)
We report on the spin properties of bright polariton solitons supported by an external pump to compensate losses. We observe robust circularly polarized solitons when a circularly polarized pump is applied, a result attributed to phase synchronization between nondegenerate TE and TM polarized polariton modes at high momenta. For the case of a linearly(More)
We demonstrate spin transport and spin lifetime enhancement in GaAs quantum wells induced by the traveling piezoelectric field of a surface acoustic wave (SAW). Spin transport lengths of about 3 microm corresponding to spin relaxation times during transport over 1 ns are observed, which are considerably longer than the exciton spin diffusion lengths in the(More)
Focused surface-acoustic waves ~SAWs! provide a way to reach intense acoustic fields for electroand optoacoustic applications on semiconductors. We have investigated the focusing of SAWs by interdigital transducers ~IDTs! deposited on ~100!-oriented GaAs substrates. The focusing IDTs have curved fingers designed to account for the acoustic anisotropy of the(More)
The oscillating piezoelectric field of a surface acoustic wave (SAW) is employed to transport photoexcited carriers, as well as to spatially control exciton recombination in GaAs-based nanowires (NWs) on a subns time scale. The experiments are carried out in core-shell NWs transferred to a SAW delay line on a LiNbO(3) crystal. Carriers generated in the NW(More)
Ultrahigh-frequency surface acoustic wave devices were fabricated on a ZnO/SiO₂/Si substrate using step-and-flash nanoimprint lithography combined with hydrogen silsesquioxane (HSQ) planarization. Excellent critical dimension control was demonstrated for interdigital transducers with finger electrode widths from 125 down to 65 nm. Fundamental and(More)
We present a systematic experimental and theoretical study of the first-order phase transition of epitaxially grown MnAs thin films under biaxial tensile stress. Our results give direct information on the dependence of the phase-transition temperature of MnAs films on the lattice parameters. We demonstrate that an increase of the lattice constant in the(More)
Mobile piezoelectric potentials are used to coherently transport electron spins in GaAs (110) quantum wells (QW) over distances exceeding 60 microm. We demonstrate that the dynamics of mobile spins under external magnetic fields depends on the direction of motion in the QW plane. This transport anisotropy is an intrinsic property of moving spins associated(More)