Matter-wave emission in optical lattices: single particle and collective effects



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de Vega, Inés and Porras Torres, Diego and Cirac, J. Ignacio (2008) Matter-wave emission in optical lattices: single particle and collective effects. Physical review letters, 101 (26). ISSN 0031-9007

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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.

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© 2008 The American Physical Society.
We thank M. Aguado, M. C. Banüls, I. Bloch, S. Dürr and G. Giedke for fruitfu discussions. Work supported by EU projects (SCALA, COMPASS), DFG Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics, and Spanish MEC

Uncontrolled Keywords:Photonic band-gap; Ultracold atoms; Localization; Physics; Edge
Subjects:Sciences > Physics
ID Code:47472
Deposited On:18 May 2018 08:30
Last Modified:18 May 2018 08:30

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