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Bound mode of an atom laser

Jeffers, J and Horak, P and Barnett, S M and Radmore, P M (2000) Bound mode of an atom laser. Physical Review A, 6204 (4). -. ISSN 1094-1622

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We use a Fano diagonalization technique to find the eigenmodes of an atom laser consisting of a single-mode atomic cavity that is coherently coupled to the continuum of free space modes. Under very general conditions the system exhibits a single, stationary bound mode. We discuss the properties of this bound mode depending on the system parameters and investigate its effect on the output beam of the atom laser.