Reply to Comment on Electromagnetic Wave Dynamics in Matter-Wave Superradiant Scattering by Wolfgang Ketterle
Lu Deng, Edward W. Hagley, Marvin G. Payne
The comment by W. Ketterle  purports having a viable model of superradiance. However, Ref.  admits not being able to explain the red/blue pump detuning asymmetry in matter-wave superradiance that was first observed recently by us . It is clear from what we show below that the rate-equation-based theories of Ref.  are incomplete and only model the final growth stage of the process when a red-detuned pump is used. Our theoretical framework , on the other hand, treats the initial growth stage of superradiance and is therefore capable of explaining the genesis of the red/blue detuning asymmetry . This is the key message of our response, which we frame in terms of reference to the specific points raised in Ref. .
, Hagley, E.
and Payne, M.
Reply to “Comment on “Electromagnetic Wave Dynamics in Matter-Wave Superradiant Scattering” by Wolfgang Ketterle, Physical Review Letters, [online], https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.118902
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