Optomechanical signature of a frictionless flow of superfluid light

@article{Larre2015OptomechanicalSO,
  title={Optomechanical signature of a frictionless flow of superfluid light},
  author={P.-'E. Larr'e and I. Carusotto},
  journal={Physical Review A},
  year={2015},
  volume={91}
}
  • P.-'E. Larr'e, I. Carusotto
  • Published 2015
  • Physics
  • Physical Review A
  • We propose an experimental setup that should make it possible to reveal the frictionless flow of a superfluid of light from the suppression of the drag force that it exerts onto a material obstacle. In the paraxial-propagation geometry considered here, the photon-fluid dynamics is described by a wave equation analogous to the Gross-Pitaevskii equation of dilute Bose-Einstein condensates and the obstacle consists in a solid dielectric slab immersed into a nonlinear optical liquid. By means of an… CONTINUE READING

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