Self-organization in cold atomic gases: a synchronization perspective

E. Tesio, G.R.M. Robb, G.-L. Oppo, P.M. Gomes, T. Ackemann, G. Labeyrie, R. Kaiser, W.J. Firth

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Abstract

We study non-equilibrium spatial self-organization in cold atomic gases, where long-range spatial order spontaneously emerges from fluctuations in the plane
transverse to the propagation axis of a single optical beam. The self-organization process can be interpreted as a synchronization transition in a fully connected
network of fictitious oscillators, and described in terms of the Kuramoto model.
Original languageEnglish
Article number20140002
Number of pages12
JournalPhilosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Volume372
Issue number2027
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2014

Keywords

  • synchronization
  • optomechanical self-organization
  • self-organisation
  • Kuramoto model
  • long-range interactions
  • cold atoms
  • optomechanics

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