For a driven-dissipative quantum many-body system prepared in a spontaneous broken-symmetry steady state, in addition to the Goldstone mode the soft fluctuation modes provide important insight into the system’s dynamics. Using a microscopic polariton laser theory, we find a rich transformation behavior of discrete and continuum soft modes in a two parameter (pump density and cavity dissipation rate) space. In addition to finding exceptional-point Goldstone companion modes, our theory yields a unified picture of a variety of seemingly disconnected physical concepts including Mott transition, Mollow spectra or relaxation oscillations, and polaritonic Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer gaps.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jul 26 2020|
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