Optical pattern formation with a 2-level nonlinearity

Abdoulaye Camara, Robin Kaiser, Guillaume Labeyrie, William Firth, Gian Luca Oppo, Gordon Robb, Aidan Arnold, Thorsten Ackemann

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book


Cold [1] and ultracold [2] atomic clouds are emerging as new media to study self-organization under their interaction with light. An interesting feature of cold atoms is that they exhibit different mechanisms yielding an optical nonlinearity. It is thus possible, in the same experiment, to study and compare these various mechanisms [2].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC 2015
PublisherThe Optical Society
ISBN (Print)9781467374750
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2014
EventEuropean Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC 2015 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 21 Jun 201525 Jun 2015

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers


ConferenceEuropean Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC 2015


  • spontaneous pattern forming
  • retro reflected laser beams
  • optical pattern formation
  • atomic transitions


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