Josephson junctions are the basis for many important fields, such as ultrafast electronics with magnetic flux quanta and superconducting quantum computing. The physical predictions of Josephson junctions are highly universal and can be observed in systems as diverse as coupled superconductors, atomic Bose-Einstein condensates, and others. We experimentally demonstrate tunable tunneling between two photon Bose-Einstein condensates by a targeted shaping of the potential landscape acting on the photons during the tunneling process. The investigated device realizes an optical analogue of a 0,π-Josephson junction, which can act as a building block for an ultrafast all-optical spin glass simulator. The potential landscape in our photon Bose-Einstein condensate Josephson junctions is realized by a combination of direct laser writing for permanent mirror nanostructuring, and heating a thermosensitive polymer for runtime fine tuning of couplings.
|Publication status||Published - 10 Dec 2020|
|Event||Condensates of Light 2020 - Online Workshop|
Duration: 9 Dec 2020 → 11 Dec 2020
|Workshop||Condensates of Light 2020|
|Period||9/12/20 → 11/12/20|