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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 13 — Dec. 21, 1998
  • pp: 530–537

Four wave mixing in the scattering of Bose-Einstein condensates

Marek Trippenbach, Yehuda B. Band, and Paul S. Julienne  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 13, pp. 530-537 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.3.000530


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Abstract

The nonlinear coupling term in the Gross-Pitiaevski equation which describes a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) can cause four-wave mixing (4WM) if three BEC wavepackets with momenta k1, k2, and k3 interact. The interaction will produce a fourth wavepacket with momentum k4 = k1 + k2 - k3. We study this process using numerical models and suggest that experiments are feasible. Conservation of energy and momentum have different consequences for 4WM with massive particles than in the nonlinear optics case because of the different energy-momentum dispersion relations.

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OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(140.3320) Lasers and laser optics : Laser cooling
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

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History
Original Manuscript: November 24, 1998
Published: December 21, 1998

Citation
Marek Trippenbach, Yehuda Band, and Paul Julienne, "Four wave mixing in the scattering of Bose-Einstein condensates," Opt. Express 3, 530-537 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-3-13-530


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