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Title
Dynamical Casimir emission from polariton condensates
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Abstract
We study theoretically the dynamical Casimir effect in an exciton-polariton condensate that is suddenly created by an ultrashort laser pulse at normal incidence. As a consequence of the abrupt change of the quantum vacuum, Bogoliubov excitations are generated. The subsequent evolution, governed by polariton interactions and losses, is studied within a linearized truncated Wigner approximation. We focus in particular on the momentum distribution and spatial coherence. The limiting behavior at large and small momenta is determined analytically. A simple scaling relation for the final condensate depletion as a function of the system parameters is found and the correlation length is shown to depend linearly on the condensate depletion.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review letters. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2014
ISSN
0031-9007
Volume/pages
112:3(2014), p. 1-5
Article Reference
036406
ISI
000331944800005
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 04.04.2014
Last edited 16.07.2017
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