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Optical binding with cold atoms

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Maximo, C. E. [1] ; Bachelard, R. [1] ; Kaiser, R. [2]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis Sao Carlos, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Cote dAzur, CNRS, INPHYNI, F-06560 Valbonne - France
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review A; v. 97, n. 4 APR 18 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 2

Optical binding is a form of light-mediated forces between elements of matter which emerge in response to the collective scattering of light. Such a phenomenon has been studied mainly in the context of the equilibrium stability of dielectric sphere arrays which move amid dissipative media. In this article, we demonstrate that optically bounded states of a pair of cold atoms can exist, in the absence of nonradiative damping. We study the scaling laws for the unstable-stable phase transition at negative detuning and the unstable-metastable one for positive detuning. In addition, we show that angular momentum can lead to dynamical stabilization with infinite-range scaling. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/19459-6 - Self-organization processes and transport properties of light in cold atomic clouds
Grantee:Carlos Eduardo Máximo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/14324-0 - Optical binding with cold atoms
Grantee:Carlos Eduardo Máximo
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 14/01491-0 - Atomic clouds under stress
Grantee:Romain Pierre Marcel Bachelard
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants
FAPESP's process: 15/50422-4 - 123: dimensionality and cooperativity
Grantee:Philippe Wilhelm Courteille
Support type: Regular Research Grants