Special Issue "Symmetry-Related Quantum Phases in Exciton-Polariton Condensates"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 85

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Zhaoxin Liang
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Guest Editor
Department of Physics, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua 321004, China
Interests: ultracold quantum gas; exciton polariton condensate; nonlinear physics; quantum optics and quantum information

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

At the heart of modern physics is our understanding of the relationship between the phases and the concept of symmetry, which has widespread manifestations and many diverse applications from architecture to mathematics to science.

Exciton-polaritons are hybrid light-matter quasiparticles formed by strongly interacting photons and excitons (electron-hole pairs) in semiconductor microcavities. The exciton-polariton condensate has emerged as a new type of system exhibiting non-equilibrium spontaneous symmetry-broken phase without an immediate counterpart in equilibrium physics.

An outstanding challenge in the context of an exciton-polariton system is how to understand the novel non-equilibrium quantum phases in the light of the concept of symmetry. Aiming at these questions, this Special Issue aims to investigate the mechanism of the symmetry theoretically and experimentally and the non-equilibrium nature determining the novel quantum phases at both mean-field level and beyond field level.

High-quality original research and review articles in this field are all welcome for submission to this Special Issue. Research interests include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  1. Novel symmetry-related quantum phases in polariton Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC);
  2. Non-equilibrium superfluidity related to U(1) symmetry;
  3. Dynamics of Hamiltonian with SU(2) or SU(1,1) symmetry;
  4. Quantum simulation in polariton BEC.

Prof. Dr. Zhaoxin Liang
Guest Editor

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  • polariton Bose-Einstein condensate
  • driven-dissipative Gross-Pitaevskii equation
  • superfluidity
  • SU(2) or SU(1,1) symmetry

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