Coherent dynamics of Bose-Einstein condensates in high-finesse optical cavities

Peter Horak, Stephen M. Barnett, Helmut Ritsch

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Abstract

We study the mutual interaction of a Bose-Einstein condensed gas with a single mode of a high-finesse optical cavity. We show how the cavity transmission reflects condensate properties, and calculate the self-consistent intracavity light field and condensate evolution. Solving the coupled condensate-cavity equations we find that while falling through the cavity, the condensate is adiabatically transfered into the ground state of the periodic optical potential. This allows time-dependent nondestructive measurements on Bose-Einstein condensates, with intriguing prospects for subsequent controlled manipulation.
LanguageEnglish
Article number033609
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume61
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2000

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Keywords

  • coherent dynamics
  • Bose-Einstein
  • condensates
  • optical cavities
  • optical physics

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Horak, Peter ; Barnett, Stephen M. ; Ritsch, Helmut. / Coherent dynamics of Bose-Einstein condensates in high-finesse optical cavities. In: Physical Review A. 2000 ; Vol. 61, No. 3.
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