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Coherent dynamics of Bose-Einstein condensates in high-finesse optical cavities

Horak, Peter and Barnett, Stephen M. and Ritsch, Helmut (2000) Coherent dynamics of Bose-Einstein condensates in high-finesse optical cavities. Physical Review A, 61 (3). 033609-1. ISSN 1050-2947

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Abstract

We study the mutual interaction of a Bose-Einstein condensed gas with a single mode of a high-finesse optical cavity. We show how the cavity transmission reflects condensate properties, and calculate the self-consistent intracavity light field and condensate evolution. Solving the coupled condensate-cavity equations we find that while falling through the cavity, the condensate is adiabatically transfered into the ground state of the periodic optical potential. This allows time-dependent nondestructive measurements on Bose-Einstein condensates, with intriguing prospects for subsequent controlled manipulation.

Item type: Article
ID code: 5856
Keywords: coherent dynamics, Bose-Einstein, condensates, optical cavities, optical physics, Optics. Light, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Subjects: Science > Physics > Optics. Light
Department: Unknown Department
Faculty of Science > Physics
Depositing user: Miss Darcy Spiller
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2008
Last modified: 15 Apr 2015 11:14
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URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/5856

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