On the superfluid properties of a polaritonic systemA. Semenov1 and Yu. Lozovik2
1 P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute - 119991 Moscow, Russia
2 Institute of Spectroscopy - 142190 Troitsk, Moscow Region, Russia
received 22 March 2007; accepted in final form 8 May 2007; published June 2007
published online 1 June 2007
Superfluidity of a two-dimensional system of excitonic polaritons in an optical microcavity with embedded quantum well is considered. By using the effective low-energy action for thermodynamic phase fluctuations we obtain the expression for the analogue of superfluid density in the system in terms of the "current-current" correlation function. The expression for the "current" operator is also derived. Using the Weakly interacting Bose gas approximation we calculate the "superfluid density" in a polaritonic system and discuss the Kosterlitz-Thouless phase transition in the system.
71.36.+ - Polaritons (including photon-phonon and photon-magnon interactions).
71.35.Lk - Collective effects (Bose effects, phase space filling, and excitonic phase transitions).
67.57.De - Superflow and hydrodynamics.
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