One-dimensional compression of Bose-Einstein condensates by laser-induced dipole-dipole interactions Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • We consider a trapped cigar-shaped atomic Bose-Einstein condensate irradiated by a single far-off resonance laser polarized along the cigar axis. The resulting laser induced dipole-dipole interactions between the atoms significantly change size of the condensate, and can even cause its self-trapping.

publication date

  • December 14, 2001