Negatively coupled photon Bose-Einstein condensates

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An alternative approach to solving computationally hard problems is to use a physical system of coupled Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC). The problem of finding its ground state can be mapped in polynomial time to any problem of the NP-Complete class. Photonic BECs (pBECs) can thermalize to the ground state in a fraction of a nanosecond and then be interfered to extract their relative phases. They are then interpreted as a solution to the mapped problem. In our system we use two highly reflective Bragg mirrors as a cavity, a dye as a thermalizing medium, and a green laser as a photon source. By nanostructuring one of the mirrors, transverse confinement of pBEC is achieved. I will present our latest results on coupled condensate system with frustration, such as a negatively coupled triangular structure of pBECs.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2022
Event45th Annual Meeting NNV AMO 2022 - Hotel Zuiderduin, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands
Duration: 4 Oct 20225 Oct 2022
Conference number: 45


Conference45th Annual Meeting NNV AMO 2022
CityEgmond aan Zee
Internet address


  • photon Bose-Einstein condensates
  • NP-complete problem


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