Topology and fractals : waves and fields in quasicrystals
Eric Akkermans
Tue, Sep. 15th 2015, 11:00
Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774, Orme des Merisiers
I will present recent results obtained both theoretically and experimentally on fractal spectral properties of a polariton gas in 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.
Contact : Francois DAVID


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