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Title: Matter-Wave Emission in Optical Lattices: Single Particle and Collective Effects

Abstract

We introduce a simple setup corresponding to the matter-wave analogue of impurity atoms embedded in a photonic crystal and interacting with the radiation field. Atoms in a given internal level are trapped in an optical lattice, and play the role of the impurities. Atoms in an untrapped level play the role of the radiation field. The interaction is mediated by means of lasers that couple those levels. By tuning the lasers parameters, it is possible to drive the system through different regimes, and observe phenomena such as matter-wave superradiance, non-Markovian atom emission, and the appearance of bound atomic states.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik, Hans-Kopfermann-Str. 1, Garching, D-85748 (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21180068
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 101; Journal Issue: 26; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.260404; (c) 2008 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ATOMS; BOUND STATE; CRYSTALS; IMPURITIES; INTERACTIONS; LASERS; MARKOV PROCESS; MATTER; SUPERRADIANCE; TRAPPING

Citation Formats

Vega, Ines de, Porras, Diego, and Ignacio Cirac, J. Matter-Wave Emission in Optical Lattices: Single Particle and Collective Effects. United States: N. p., 2008. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.101.260404.
Vega, Ines de, Porras, Diego, & Ignacio Cirac, J. Matter-Wave Emission in Optical Lattices: Single Particle and Collective Effects. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.101.260404.
Vega, Ines de, Porras, Diego, and Ignacio Cirac, J. Wed . "Matter-Wave Emission in Optical Lattices: Single Particle and Collective Effects". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.101.260404.
@article{osti_21180068,
title = {Matter-Wave Emission in Optical Lattices: Single Particle and Collective Effects},
author = {Vega, Ines de and Porras, Diego and Ignacio Cirac, J.},
abstractNote = {We introduce a simple setup corresponding to the matter-wave analogue of impurity atoms embedded in a photonic crystal and interacting with the radiation field. Atoms in a given internal level are trapped in an optical lattice, and play the role of the impurities. Atoms in an untrapped level play the role of the radiation field. The interaction is mediated by means of lasers that couple those levels. By tuning the lasers parameters, it is possible to drive the system through different regimes, and observe phenomena such as matter-wave superradiance, non-Markovian atom emission, and the appearance of bound atomic states.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.101.260404},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 26,
volume = 101,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2008},
month = {Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2008}
}