On the robustness of strongly correlated multi-photon states in frustrated driven-dissipative cavity lattices
1 Université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Laboratoire Matériaux et Phénomènes Quantiques, CNRS-UMR7162, 75013 Paris, France
2 TQC, Universiteit Antwerpen, Universiteitsplein 1, B-2610 Antwerpen, Belgium
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b The first two authors contributed equally to this work.
Received: 30 November 2016
Revised: 18 January 2017
Published online: 26 July 2017
We present a theoretical study on the robustness of multi-photon states in a frustrated lattice of coupled nonlinear optical cavities, which are described by a driven-dissipative Bose-Hubbard model. In particular, we focus here on a Lieb lattice with two elementary cells and periodic boundary conditions. Due to the geometric frustration of the lattice, the non-equilibrium steady state can exhibit dark sites with low photon density and strong correlations, ascribable to the population of multi-photon modes. We explore the sensitivity of such strong correlations on the random inhomogeneity of the lattice parameters. We show that the correlations are more sensitive to the inhomogeneity of the cavity frequencies than to the random fluctuations of the hopping strength.
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