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Polariton pendulum

Nature Physics volume 8, pages 183184 (2012) | Download Citation

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A macroscopic quantum pendulum has now been created by confining a polariton condensate in a parabolic optical trap. Spectacular images of multiparticle wavefunctions are obtained by purely optical means.

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  1. Alexey Kavokin is at the Spin Optics Laboratory, Saint Petersburg State University, 1 Ulianovskaya, Petrodvoretz, Saint Petersburg, 198504, Russia, and the Physics and Astronomy School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

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