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Optical non-linearities and spontaneous translational symmetry breaking in driven-dissipative moir ́e exciton-polaritons

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Peer-reviewed

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Article

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Abstract

Moir'e lattices formed from semiconductor bilayers host tightly localised excitons that can simultaneously couple strongly to light and possess large electric dipole moments. This facilitates the realization of new forms of polaritons that are very strongly interacting and that have been predicted to lead to strong optical nonlinearities controlled by multi-photon resonances. Here, we investigate the role of the non-local component of the exciton-exciton (dipolar) interactions on the optical response of these strongly-interacting moir'e exciton-polaritons under conditions of strong optical driving. We find that the non-local interactions can strongly influence the steady-state properties leading to multi-stabilities with broken translational symmetry and pronounced distortions of the multi-photon resonances. We develop a self-consistent approach to describe the steady-state solution of moir'e excitons coupled to a cavity field, treating the long-range interaction between the excitons and the photon field at the semi-classical level.

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cond-mat.mes-hall, cond-mat.mes-hall

Journal Title

Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics

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1098-0121
2469-9969

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American Physical Society
Sponsorship
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/P009565/1)
Simons Foundation (511029)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/P034616/1)
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