Sequential superradiant scattering from atomic Bose-Einstein condensates

O Zobay, GM Nikolopoulos

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Abstract

We theoretically discuss several aspects of sequential superradiant scattering from atomic Bose-Einstein condensates. Our treatment is based on the semiclassical description of the process in terms of the Maxwell-Schroedinger equations for coupled matter-wave and optical fields. First, we investigate sequential scattering in the weak-pulse regime and work out the essential mechanisms responsible for bringing about the characteristic fan-shaped side-mode distribution patterns. Second, we discuss the transition between the Kapitza-Dirac and Bragg regimes of sequential scattering in the strong-pulse regime. Finally, we consider the situation where superradiance is initiated by coherently populating an atomic side mode through Bragg diffraction, as in studies of matter-wave amplification, and describe the effect on the sequential scattering process.
Translated title of the contributionSequential superradiant scattering from atomic Bose-Einstein condensates
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180 - 189
Number of pages10
JournalLaser Physics
Volume17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007

Bibliographical note

Publisher: Maik Nauka / Interperiodica / Springer

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