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Topological polaritons and excitons in garden-variety systems

Bardyn, Charles-Edouard and Karzig, Torsten and Refael, Gil and Liew, Timothy C. H. (2015) Topological polaritons and excitons in garden-variety systems. Physical Review B, 91 (16). Art. No. 161413. ISSN 1098-0121. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.91.161413.

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We present a practical scheme for creating topological polaritons in garden-variety systems based, for example, on zinc-blende semiconductor quantum wells. Our proposal requires a moderate magnetic field and a potential landscape which can be implemented, e.g., via surface acoustic waves or patterning. We identify indirect excitons in double quantum wells as an appealing alternative for topological states in exciton-based systems. Topological polaritons and indirect excitons open a new frontier for topological states in solid-state systems, which can be directly probed and manipulated while offering a system with nonlinear interactions.

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Additional Information:© 2015 American Physical Society. Received 6 October 2014; revised manuscript received 8 April 2015; published 29 April 2015. This work was funded by the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, an NSF Physics Frontiers Center with support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (Grant No. GBMF1250). G.R. acknowledges the Packard Foundation and NSF under DMR-1410435 for their generous support. Financial support from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is also acknowledged.
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Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM)UNSPECIFIED
NSF Physics Frontiers CenterUNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationGBMF1250
David and Lucile Packard FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)UNSPECIFIED
Issue or Number:16
Classification Code:PACS: 71.35.−y, 42.70.Qs, 71.36.+c, 85.75.−d
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Deposited On:22 May 2015 20:22
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