Magneto-optical control of bright atomic solitons

S. Pötting, O. Zobay, Pierre Meystre, Ewan M Wright

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Abstract

In previous work we showed that bright atomic solitons can arise in spinor Bose-Einstein condensates in the form of gap solitons even for repulsive many-body interactions. Here we further explore the properties of atomic gap solitons and show that their internal structure can be used to both excite them and control their centre-of-mass motion using applied laser and magnetic fields. As an illustration we demonstrate a nonlinear atom-optical Mach-Zehnder interferometer based on gap solitons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2653-2669
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Volume47
Issue number14-15 SPEC.
StatePublished - Nov 20 2000

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optical control
solitary waves
Mach-Zehnder interferometers
Bose-Einstein condensates
center of mass
magnetic fields
lasers
atoms
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Magneto-optical control of bright atomic solitons. / Pötting, S.; Zobay, O.; Meystre, Pierre; Wright, Ewan M.

In: Journal of Modern Optics, Vol. 47, No. 14-15 SPEC., 20.11.2000, p. 2653-2669.

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Pötting, S, Zobay, O, Meystre, P & Wright, EM 2000, 'Magneto-optical control of bright atomic solitons', Journal of Modern Optics, vol. 47, no. 14-15 SPEC., pp. 2653-2669.
Pötting, S. ; Zobay, O. ; Meystre, Pierre ; Wright, Ewan M. / Magneto-optical control of bright atomic solitons. In: Journal of Modern Optics. 2000 ; Vol. 47, No. 14-15 SPEC. pp. 2653-2669.
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