Suppression of Directional Light-Wave Mixing in Normal and Quantum Gases
Lu Deng, Chengjie Zhu, Edward W. Hagley, W R. Garrett
We discuss nonlinear optical processes in the presence of quantum gases. We show that in contrast to a normal gas where the medium passively participates in nonlinear optical processes, quantum gases actively interact with the wave mixing process by enforcing the properties of condensed-matter physics on the generation and propagation of new light fields. This manifestation of condensed-matter physics leads to intriguing suppression and enhancement effects in directionalwave generation and propagation processes that have no counterpart in a normal gas. This opens a new chapter on light-matter wave mixing and scattering; nonlinear optics with quantum gases.
Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)
quantum gases, light-matter wave mixing and scattering
, Zhu, C.
, Hagley, E.
and Garrett, W.
Suppression of Directional Light-Wave Mixing in Normal and Quantum Gases, Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), [online], https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.88.043642
(Accessed February 23, 2024)