Dissipative solitons in the coupled dynamics of light and cold atoms

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We investigate the coupled dynamics of light and cold atoms in a unidirectional ring cavity, in the regime of low saturation and linear single-atom response. As the dispersive opto-mechanical coupling between light and the motional degrees of freedom of the atoms makes the dynamics nonlinear, we find that localized, nonlinearity-sustained and bistable
structures can be encoded in the atomic density by means of appropriate control beams
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26144-26149
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number22
Early online date24 Oct 2013
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2013


  • dissipative solitons
  • coupled dynamics
  • light and cold atoms

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