Interplay of coherent and dissipative dynamics in condensates of light

  title={Interplay of coherent and dissipative dynamics in condensates of light},
  author={Milan Radonji{\'c} and Wassilij Kopylov and Antun Balaz and Axel Pelster},
  journal={New Journal of Physics},
Based on the Lindblad master equation approach we obtain a detailed microscopic model of photons in a dye-filled cavity, which features condensation of light. To this end we generalise a recent non-equilibrium approach of Kirton and Keeling such that the dye-mediated contribution to the photon-photon interaction in the light condensate is accessible due to an interplay of coherent and dissipative dynamics. We describe the steady-state properties of the system by analysing the resulting… 

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