Vortex-Stream Generation and Enhanced Propagation in a Polariton Superfluid
Lerario, Giovanni and Maître, Anne and Boddeda, Rajiv and Glorieux, Quentin and Giacobino, Elisabeth and Pigeon, Simon and Bramati, Alberto

Physical Review Research 2, 023049 (2020)

Physical Review Research 2, 023049  (2020)

In this work we implement an experimental configuration which exploits the specific properties of the optical bistability exhibited by the polariton system and we demonstrate the generation of a superfluid turbulent flow in the wake of a potential barrier. The propagation and direction of the turbulent flow are sustained by a support beam on distances an order of magnitude longer than previously reported. This technique is a powerful tool for the controlled generation and propagation of quantum turbulence and paves the way for the study of the hydrodynamics of quantum turbulence in driven-dissipative two-dimensional polariton systems.