Bloch Oscillations of Hybrid Light‐Matter Particles in a Waveguide Array

@article{Beierlein2020BlochOO,
  title={Bloch Oscillations of Hybrid Light‐Matter Particles in a Waveguide Array},
  author={Johannes Beierlein and Oleg A. Egorov and Tristan H. Harder and Philipp Gagel and Monika Emmerling and Schneider and Sven H{\"o}fling and Ulf Peschel and Sebastian Klembt},
  journal={Advanced Optical Materials},
  year={2020},
  volume={9}
}
Bloch oscillations are a phenomenon well known from quantum mechanics where electrons in a lattice experience an oscillatory motion in the presence of an electric field gradient. Here, the authors report on Bloch oscillations of hybrid light−matter particles, called exciton‐polaritons (polaritons), being confined in an array of coupled microcavity waveguides. To this end, the waveguide widths and their mutual couplings are carefully designed such that a constant energy gradient is induced… 

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