Dynamics of exciton-polariton multistability is theoretically investigated. Phase portraits are used as a tool to enlighten the microscopic phenomena which influence spin multistability of a confined polariton field as well as ultrafast reversible spin switching. The formation of a non-radiative reservoir, due to polariton pairing into biexcitons is found to play the lead role in the previously reported spin switching experiments. Ways to tailor this reservoir formation are discussed in order to obtain optimal spin switching reliability.
"Phase space monitoring of exciton-polariton multistability", Proc. SPIE 8984, Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XVIII, 89840W (7 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2035371; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2035371