Self-induced modulation and compression of an ultracold atomic cloud in a nonlinear atomic cavity

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Abstract

We consider a sample of ultracold atoms inside an atomic cavity and driven by a laser field. We show that this field acts effectively as a nonlinear ''light crystal'' for the intracavity atomic wave, which in turn can cause self-modulation and compression of ultracold atomic wave packets. The analogy to the conventional compression technique of optical pulses in a nonlinear optical cavity is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)498-503
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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