Parametric polariton solitons in coherently pumped semiconductor microcavities

O A Egorov, Dmitry V Skryabin, F Lederer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

27 Citations (SciVal)
236 Downloads (Pure)


We demonstrate the existence of parametric solitons due to four-wave mixing in a coherently pumped semiconductor microcavity operating in the strong-coupling regime. These spatial solitons are localized in the direction perpendicular to the pump momentum and form periodic trains of pulses in the direction parallel to it. The parametric solitons constitute a family continuously parameterized by the energies and momenta of the signal and idler components. They also play a profound role in the formation of two-dimensional polariton solitons.
Original languageEnglish
Article number165305
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2011


Dive into the research topics of 'Parametric polariton solitons in coherently pumped semiconductor microcavities'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this