Chaotic dynamics of Bose-Einstein condensates in optical cavities

Diver, M. and Robb, G.R.M. and Oppo, G.L. (2013) Chaotic dynamics of Bose-Einstein condensates in optical cavities. In: 2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-IQEC 2013. IEEE. ISBN 9781479905935

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Abstract

We perform a theoretical and numerical analysis of a system comprising a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) interacting with a laser beam in an optical cavity. Recent studies have modelled this system with two motional modes coupled with a light mode and have shown nonlinear behaviour, e.g. bistability [1,2]. Our approach tackles the full Gross-Pitaevskii equation coupled to the cavity field as well as expansions in a number of motional modes.