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Black Holes and Wormholes in spinor polariton condensates

By D. D. Solnyshkov, H. Flayac and G. Malpuech

Abstract

We propose a new system for the study of event horizons and black holes - a Bose-Einstein condensate of exciton-polaritons. Hawking radiation from a closed horizon in 2D is observed in numerical experiments. We simulate inter-Universe and intra-Universe wormholes capitalizing on the spinor nature of polariton condensates and on the spin dependence of polariton-polariton interactions.Comment: 4 pages, 4 figure

Topics: Condensed Matter - Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics, Condensed Matter - Quantum Gases, General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1103/PhysRevB.84.233405
OAI identifier: oai:arXiv.org:1104.3013
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