Photon blockade and quantum dynamics in intracavity coherent photoassociation of Bose-Einstein condensates

Olsen, M. K., Hope, J. J. and Plimak, L. I. (2001) Photon blockade and quantum dynamics in intracavity coherent photoassociation of Bose-Einstein condensates. Physical Review A, 64 1: . doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.64.013601

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Author Olsen, M. K.
Hope, J. J.
Plimak, L. I.
Title Photon blockade and quantum dynamics in intracavity coherent photoassociation of Bose-Einstein condensates
Journal name Physical Review A   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1050-2947
1094-1622
Publication date 2001-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1103/PhysRevA.64.013601
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 64
Issue 1
Total pages 5
Place of publication College Park, MD, United States
Publisher American Physical Society
Language eng
Abstract We demonstrate that a photon blockade effect exists in the intracavity coherent photoassociation of an atomic Bose-Einstein condensate and that the dynamics of the coupled atomic and molecular condensates can only be successfully described by a quantum treatment of all the interacting fields. We show that the usual mean-field calculational approaches give answers that are qualitatively wrong, even for the mean fields. The quantization of the fields gives a degree of freedom that is not present in analogous nonlinear optical processes. The difference between the semiclassical and quantum predictions can actually increase as the three fields increase in size so that there is no obvious classical limit for this process.
Keyword Optics
Physics, Atomic, Molecular & Chemical
2nd-harmonic Generation
Superchemistry
Cavity
Noise
Atom
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Physical Sciences Publications
 
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