Slow light in degenerate Fermi gases

G. Juzeliunas, P. Ohberg

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Abstract

We investigate the effect of slow light propagating in a degenerate atomic Fermi gas. In particular we use slow light with an orbital angular momentum. We present a microscopic theory for the interplay between light and matter and show how the slow light can provide an effective magnetic field acting on the electrically neutral fermions, a direct analogy of the free electron gas in an uniform magnetic field. As an example we illustrate how the corresponding de Haas-van Alphen effect can be seen in a neutral gas of fermions.
LanguageEnglish
Pages033602
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume93
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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  • soft condensed matter
  • quantum physics
  • slow light
  • fermi gases

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Juzeliunas, G. ; Ohberg, P. / Slow light in degenerate Fermi gases. In: Physical Review Letters. 2004 ; Vol. 93, No. 3. pp. 033602.
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