Density Modulations of Bose-Einstein Condensates via Laser-Induced Interactions Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • We show that the dipole-dipole interatomic forces induced by an off-resonant running laser beam can lead to a self-bound pencil-shaped Bose condensate, even if the laser beam is a plane wave. For an appropriate laser intensity the ground state has a quasi-one-dimensional density modulation-a Bose-Einstein "supersolid."

publication date

  • April 1, 2002