Atomic interaction effects in the superradiant light scattering from a Bose-Einstein condensate

Piovella, N. and Salasnich, L. and Bonifacio, R. and Robb, G.R.M. (2004) Atomic interaction effects in the superradiant light scattering from a Bose-Einstein condensate. Laser Physics, 14 (2). pp. 278-283. ISSN 1054-660X

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    Abstract

    We investigate the effects of the atomic interaction in the superradiant Rayleigh scattering from a Bose-Einstein condensate driven by a far-detuned laser beam. We show that for a homogeneous atomic sample the atomic interaction has only a dispersive effect, whereas in the inhomogeneous case it may increase the decay of the matter-wave grating.