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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1038–1040

Ultraslow optical waveguiding in an atomic Bose–Einstein condensate

Devrim Tarhan, Nazmi Postacioglu, and Özgür E. Müstecaplıõ glu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 9, pp. 1038-1040 (2007)

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We investigate waveguiding of ultraslow light pulses in an atomic Bose–Einstein condensate. We show that under the conditions of off-resonant electromagnetically induced transparency, waveguiding with a few ultraslow modes can be realized. The number of modes that can be supported by the condensate can be controlled by means of experimentally accessible parameters. Propagation constants and the mode conditions are determined analytically using a Wentzel–Kramers–Brillouin analysis. Mode profiles are found numerically.

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OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 22, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2007
Published: April 3, 2007

Devrim Tarhan, Nazmi Postacioglu, and Özgür E. Müstecapliõglu, "Ultraslow optical waveguiding in an atomic Bose-Einstein condensate," Opt. Lett. 32, 1038-1040 (2007)

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