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Reply to “Comment on “Electromagnetic Wave Dynamics in Matter-Wave Superradiant Scattering” by Wolfgang Ketterle

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Author(s)

Lu Deng, Edward W. Hagley, Marvin G. Payne

Abstract

The comment by W. Ketterle [1] purports having a viable model of superradiance. However, Ref. [1] admits not being able to explain the red/blue pump detuning asymmetry in matter-wave superradiance that was first observed recently by us [2]. It is clear from what we show below that the rate-equation-based theories of Ref. [1] are incomplete and only model the final growth stage of the process when a red-detuned pump is used. Our theoretical framework [3], 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 [2]. This is the key message of our response, which we frame in terms of reference to the specific points raised in Ref. [1].
Citation
Physical Review Letters
Volume
106
Issue
11

Keywords

red/blue pump detuning asymmetry, superradiance

Citation

Deng, L. , Hagley, E. and Payne, M. (2011), 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 (Accessed June 12, 2024)

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Created March 18, 2011, Updated June 2, 2021