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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 26144–26149

Dissipative solitons in the coupled dynamics of light and cold atoms

E. Tesio, G.R.M. Robb, T. Ackemann, W.J. Firth, and G.-L. Oppo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 26144-26149 (2013)

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We investigate the coupled dynamics of light and cold atoms in a unidirectional ring cavity, in the regime of low saturation and linear single-atom response. As the dispersive opto-mechanical coupling between light and the motional degrees of freedom of the atoms makes the dynamics nonlinear, we find that localized, nonlinearity-sustained and bistable structures can be encoded in the atomic density by means of appropriate control beams.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(020.1335) Atomic and molecular physics : Atom optics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 17, 2013
Published: October 24, 2013

E. Tesio, G.R.M. Robb, T. Ackemann, W.J. Firth, and G.-L. Oppo, "Dissipative solitons in the coupled dynamics of light and cold atoms," Opt. Express 21, 26144-26149 (2013)

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