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Atoms 2015, 3(2), 182-194; doi:10.3390/atoms3020182

Photon-Induced Spin-Orbit Coupling in Ultracold Atoms inside Optical Cavity

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Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rice Quantum Institute, Rice University, Houston, TX 77251-1892, USA
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Center for Cold Atom Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430071, China
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Academic Editors: Jonathan Goldwin and Duncan O’Dell
Received: 7 April 2015 / Revised: 14 May 2015 / Accepted: 18 May 2015 / Published: 26 May 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics with Ultracold Atoms)
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Abstract

We consider an atom inside a ring cavity, where a plane-wave cavity field together with an external coherent laser beam induces a two-photon Raman transition between two hyperfine ground states of the atom. This cavity-assisted Raman transition induces effective coupling between atom’s internal degrees of freedom and its center-of-mass motion. In the meantime, atomic dynamics exerts a back-action to cavity photons. We investigate the properties of this system by adopting a mean-field and a full quantum approach, and show that the interplay between the atomic dynamics and the cavity field gives rise to intriguing nonlinear phenomena. View Full-Text
Keywords: cavity quantum electrodynamics; cold atoms; spin-orbit coupling cavity quantum electrodynamics; cold atoms; spin-orbit coupling
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Dong, L.; Zhu, C.; Pu, H. Photon-Induced Spin-Orbit Coupling in Ultracold Atoms inside Optical Cavity. Atoms 2015, 3, 182-194.

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