Magneto-optical control of atomic spin mixing in dipolar spinor Bose-Einstein condensates

H. Jing, Y. Jiang, P. Meystre

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Abstract

We study the role in an external photoassociation light field in the spin mixing dynamics of a spin-one Bose condensate with long-range magnetic dipole-dipole interaction. The mean-field energy functional of the system is found to be formally identical to that of two coupled nonrigid pendulums, manifesting either constructive or destructive interferences. The interplay between photoassociation and the magnetic dipole-dipole interaction provides a novel route to the magneto-optical quantum control of atomic spin mixing in dipolar spinor condensates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number063618
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume80
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 8 2009

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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