Integrated Polaritonics

An international research partnership of state-of-the-art experimental laboratories and theoretical groups between the University of Cambridge, MIT-Skoltech, and the University of Southampton.

Polariton Circuits

In this project we investigate the fundamental properties of spinor polariton condensates towards polariton circuits. We aim to develop the toolbox for all-optical writing of polariton circuits on planar microcavities and utilize the spin of polaritons in configuration that bear applications in all optical switching, optical routing, and volatile optical memory components.

Key researchers:

Dr Alexis Askitopoulos, Dr Giannis Chatzopoulos, Kirill Kalinin, Lucy Pickup, Dr Helgi Sigurdsson

Relevant publications:

Title: Tunable optical spin Hall effect in a liquid crystal microcavity

Authors: Lekenta, Katarzyna; Król, Mateusz; Mirek, Rafał; Łempicka, Karolina; Daniel, Mazur, Rafał; Morawiak, Przemysław; Kula, Przemysław; Piecek, Wiktor, Lagoudakis, Pavlos G.; Piętka, Barbara & Szczytko, Jacek

Source: Light: Science & Applications 7, 74 (2018)


Title: All-optical quantum fluid spin beam splitter

Authors: A. Askitopoulos, A. V. Nalitov, E. S. Sedov, L. Pickup, E. D. Cherotchenko, Z. Hatzopoulos, P. G. Savvidis, A. V. Kavokin, and P. G. Lagoudakis

Source: Phys. Rev. B 97, 235303 (2018)


Title: "Optical bistability under non-resonant excitation in spinor polariton condensates"

Authors: L. Pickup, K. Kalinin, A. Askitopoulos, Z. Hatzopoulos, P. G. Savvidis, N. G. Berloff, P.G. Lagoudakis,

Source: Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 225301 (2018)


Title: "Bosonic cascades of indirect excitons"

Authors: A.V. Nalitov, S. De Liberato, P.G. Lagoudakis, P.G. Savvidis, and A.V. Kavokin

Source: Superlattices Microstruct. 108, pp. 27-31 (2017)


Title: "Nonresonant optical control of a spinor polariton condensate"

Authors: A. Askitopoulos, K. Kalinin, T.C.H. Liew, P. Cilibrizzi, Z. Hatzopoulos, P.G. Savvidis, N. G. Berloff, and P.G. Lagoudakis.

Source: Phys. Rev. B 93, 205307 (2016)


Title: "Half-skyrmion spin textures in polariton microcavities"

Authors: P. Cilibrizzi, H. Sigurdsson, T.C.H. Liew, H. Ohadi, A. Askitopoulos, S. Brodbeck, C. Schneider, I. A Shelykh, S. Höfling, J. Ruostekoski, and P.G. Lagoudakis

Source: Physical Review B 94, 045315 (2016)


Title: "Lasing in Bose-Fermi mixtures"

Authors: V.P. Kochereshko, M.V. Durnev, L. Besombes, H. Mariette, V.F. Sapega, A. Askitopoulos, I.G. Savenko, T.C.H. Liew, I.A. Shelykh, A.V. Platonov, S.I. Tsintzos, Z. Hatzopoulos, P.G. Savvidis, V.K. Kalevich, M.M. Afanasiev, V.A. Lukoshkin, C. Schneider, M. Amthor, C. Metzger, M. Kamp, S. Hoefling, P.G. Lagoudakis, and A. Kavokin

Source: Nature Sci. Rep. 6, 20091 (2016)


Title: "Polariton Spin Whirls"

Authors: P. Cilibrizzi, H. Sigurdsson, T.C.H. Liew, H. Ohadi, S. Wilkinson, A. Askitopoulos, I.A. Shelykh, and P.G. Lagoudakis.

Source: Physical Review B 92, 155308 (2015)


Title: "Robust platform for engineering pure-quantum-state transitions in polariton condensates"

Authors: A. Askitopoulos, T.C.H. Liew, H. Ohadi, Z. Hatzopoulos, P.G. Savvidis, and P.G. Lagoudakis

Source: Phys. Rev. B 92, 035305 (2015)


Title: "Spin noise spectroscopy of a single quantum well microcavity”

Author(s): S.V. Poltavtsev, I.I. Ryzhov, M.M. Glazov, G.G. Kozlov, V.S. Zapasskii, A.V. Kavokin, P.G. Lagoudakis, D.S. Smirnov, and E.L. Ivchenko

Source: Physical Review B 89, 081304 (2014)


Title: "Optics of spin-noise-induced gyrotropy of an asymmetric microcavity"

Author(s): S.V. Poltavtsev, I.I. Ryzhov, R.V. Cherbunin, A.V. Mikhailov, N.E. Kopteva, G.G. Kozlov, K.V. Kavokin, V.S. Zapasskii, P.G. Lagoudakis, and A.V. Kavokin

Source: Physical Review B 89, 205308 (2014)


Title: "Polariton condensation in an optically induced two-dimensional potential"

Author(s): A. Askitopoulos, H. Ohadi, A.V. Kavokin, Z. Hatzopoulos, P.G. Savvidis, and P.G. Lagoudakis

Source: Physical Review B 88, 041308 (2013)


Title: "Nonlinear optical spin Hall effect and long-range spin transport in polariton lasers"

Author(s): E. Kammann, T.C.H. Liew, H. Ohadi, P. Cilibrizzi, P. Tsotsis, Z. Hatzopoulos, P.G. Savvidis, A.V. Kavokin, P.G. Lagoudakis

Source: Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 036404 (2012)


Title: "Spontaneous symmetry breaking in a polariton and photon laser"

Author(s): H. Ohadi, E. Kammann, T.C.H. Liew, K.G. Lagoudakis, A.V. Kavokin, P.G. Lagoudakis

Source: Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 016404 (2012)


Title: "Optical analogue of the spin Hall effect in a photonic cavity"

Author(s): M. Maragkou, C. E. Richards, T. Ostatnický, A.J.D. Grundy, J. Zajac, M. Hugues, W. Langbein, and P.G. Lagoudakis

Source: Optics Letters, 36 (7), pp. 1095-1097 (2011)