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

N. Piovella, L. Salasnich, R. Bonifacio, G.R.M. Robb

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-283
Number of pages5
JournalLaser Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004



  • laser physics
  • photonics
  • optics

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