Spatial effects in superradiant Rayleigh scattering from Bose-Einstein condensates

O Zobay, GM Nikolopoulos

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Abstract

We present a detailed theoretical analysis of superradiant Rayleigh scattering from atomic Bose-Einstein condensates. A thorough investigation of the spatially resolved time evolution of optical and matter-wave fields is performed in the framework of the semiclassical Maxwell-Schroedinger equations. Our theory is not only able to explain many of the known experimental observations, e.g., the behavior of the atomic side-mode distributions, but also provides further detailed insights into the coupled dynamics of optical and matter-wave fields. To work out the significance of propagation effects, we compare our results to other theoretical models in which these effects are neglected
Translated title of the contributionSpatial effects in superradiant Rayleigh scattering from Bose-Einstein condensates
Original languageEnglish
Article numberArticle no. 013620
Pages (from-to)013620
Number of pages14
JournalPhysical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Volume73
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006

Bibliographical note

Publisher: American Physical Society

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