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The semiclassical and quantum regimes of super-radiant light scattering from a Bose-Einstein condensate

Robb, G.R.M. and Piovella, N. and Bonifacio, R. (2005) The semiclassical and quantum regimes of super-radiant light scattering from a Bose-Einstein condensate. Journal of Optics B: Quantum and Semiclassical Optics, 7. pp. 93-98. ISSN 1464-4266

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    Abstract

    We show that many features of the recent experiments of Schneble et al (2003 Science 300 475), which demonstrate two different regimes of light scattering by a Bose-Einstein condensate, can be described using a one-dimensional mean-field quantum CARL model, where optical amplification occurs simultaneously with the production of a periodic density modulation in the atomic medium. The two regimes of light scattering observed in these experiments, originally described as 'Kapiza-Dirac scattering' and 'super-radiant Rayleigh scattering', can be interpreted as the semiclassical and quantum limits respectively of CARL lasing.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 5823
    Keywords: BEC, super-radiance, CARL, recoil, Kapiza-Dirac, optics, Optics. Light, Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous), Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    Subjects: Science > Physics > Optics. Light
    Department: Faculty of Science > Physics
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      Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
      Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2008
      Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 23:23
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/5823

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