Phase-locking in quantum and classical oscillators: polariton condensates, lasers, and arrays of Josephson junctions

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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/S0038-1098(03)00338-7
  • Subject: Condensed Matter - Strongly Correlated Electrons | Condensed matter physics | Condensed Matter - Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics | polariton | Condensed Matter - Superconductivity
    arxiv: Physics::Optics | Condensed Matter::Superconductivity

PUBLISHED We connect three phenomena in which a coherent electromagnetic field could be generated: polariton condensation, phase-locking in arrays of underdamped Josephson junctions, and lasing. All these phenomena have been described using Dicke-type models of spins coupled to a single photon mode. These descriptions may be distinguished by whether the spins are quantum or classical, and whether they are strongly or weakly damped.
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