Proposal for a mesoscopic optical Berry-phase interferometer

I. A. Shelykh, G. Pavlovic, D. D. Solnyshkov, G. Malpuech

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We propose a novel spin-optronic device based on the interference of polaritonic waves traveling in opposite directions and gaining topological Berry phase. It is governed by the ratio of the TE-TM and Zeeman splittings, which can be used to control the output intensity. Because of the peculiar orientation of the TE-TM effective magnetic field for polaritons, there is no analogue of the Aharonov-Casher phase shift existing for electrons.

Original languageEnglish
Article number046407
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2009


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