Volume 94, Number 5, June 2011
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics|
|Published online||25 May 2011|
Multihump soliton-like structures in interactions of lasers and Bose-Einstein condensates
School of Mathematics, University of Southampton - Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK, EU
2 Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences - 603950 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
3 Department of Radio and Space Science, Chalmers University of Technology - SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden, EU
Accepted: 20 April 2011
An investigation is made of multihump and periodic solutions of the semiclassical coupled equations describing laser radiation copropagating with a Bose-Einstein condensate. Solutions reminiscent of optical vector solitons have been found and have been used to gain understanding of the dynamics observed in the numerical simulations, in particular to shed light on the phenomenon of jet emission from a condensate interacting with a laser.
PACS: 37.10.Vz – Mechanical effects of light on atoms, molecules, and ions / 42.65.Sf – Dynamics of nonlinear optical systems; optical instabilities, optical chaos and complexity, and optical spatio-temporal dynamics / 03.75.Be – Atom and neutron optics
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