Dissipative solitons in the coupled dynamics of light and cold atoms

Tesio, Enrico and Robb, Gordon and Ackemann, Thorsten and Firth, William and Oppo, Gian-Luca (2013) Dissipative solitons in the coupled dynamics of light and cold atoms. Optics Express, 21 (22). pp. 26144-26149. ISSN 1094-4087

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    Abstract

    We investigate the coupled dynamics of light and cold atoms in a unidirectional ring cavity, in the regime of low saturation and linear single-atom response. As the dispersive opto-mechanical coupling between light and the motional degrees of freedom of the atoms makes the dynamics nonlinear, we find that localized, nonlinearity-sustained and bistable structures can be encoded in the atomic density by means of appropriate control beams

    ORCID iDs

    Tesio, Enrico, Robb, Gordon ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3004-5926, Ackemann, Thorsten ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2727-7395, Firth, William and Oppo, Gian-Luca ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5376-4309;