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Fractal behavior of polaritons in a quasi-periodic potential : a quantum simulator of topological systems

TYPECondensed Matter Seminar
Speaker:Eric Akkermans
Location:Lidow Nathan Rosen (300)

I will present recent results obtained both theoretically and experimentally  on fractal spectral properties of a polariton gas in a Fibonacci quasi-periodic potential. The observed spectrum is accurately reproduced from a theoretical model that we shall present. We have observed for the first time log-periodic oscillations and the opening of mini-gaps following the gap labeling theorem. These results illustrate the potential of cavity polaritons as a quantum simulator in complex topological geometries.