The field of optomechanics deals with the mutual coupling of light and matter via optical forces. This can lead to spectacular examples of spontaneous spatial organization. Cold and ultra-cold atoms have emerged as useful systems to study these effects since they are highly sensitive to the dipole force exerted by a spatially-inhomogeneous light field.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Optics and Photonics News|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2014|
- cold atoms
- optical forces
- optical cavities