Nonlinear atom optics

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Abstract

We study an ensemble of N bosonic atoms coupled by dipole-dipole interaction and also interacting with an electromagnetic field. Effective single-atom nonlinear Schrödinger equations are derived. The implications of these equations are discussed in the context of some standard atom optics geometries, illustrating in particular how many-body effects modify the Pendellösung of Bragg scattering. In another regime, the problem is reduced to a classical massive Thirring model, with the possibility of generating atomic Thirring solitons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3271-3274
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume71
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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