During the last few years the physics of ultracold atomic gases has experienced an extraordinary development, mostly due to the experimental realization of Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC). This development has being certainly interdisciplinary, bridging the gaps among very different areas, including atomic and molecular physics, quantum optics, condensed matter and solid-state physics, nonlinear physics, quantum information theory, etc.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
Focus Issue: Cold atomic gases in optical lattices
Original Manuscript: January 8, 2004
Revised Manuscript: January 8, 2004
Published: January 12, 2004
Luis Santos, "Introduction," Opt. Express 12, 2-3 (2004)
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