Role reversal in a bose-condensed optomechanical system

Keye Zhang, Pierre Meystre, Weiping Zhang

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We analyze the optomechanicslike properties of a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) trapped inside an optical resonator and driven by both a classical and a quantized light field. We find that this system exhibits the nature of role reversal between the matter-wave field and the quantized light field. As a result, the matter-wave field now plays the role of the quantized light field, and the quantized light field behaves like a movable mirror, in contrast to the familiar situation in BEC-based cavity optomechanics [Brennecke et al., Science 322, 235 (2008)SCIEAS0036-807510.1126/science.1163218; Murch et al., Nature Phys.NPAHAX1745-2473 4, 561 (2008)10.1038/nphys965]. We demonstrate that this system can lead to the creation of a variety of nonclassical matter-wave fields, in particular, cat states, and discuss several possible protocols to measure their Wigner function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number240405
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume108
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 14 2012

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Role reversal in a bose-condensed optomechanical system. / Zhang, Keye; Meystre, Pierre; Zhang, Weiping.

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