Special Issue "Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics with Ultracold Atoms"
A special issue of Atoms (ISSN 2218-2004).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2015)
Cavity quantum electrodynamics (CQED) describes light-matter interactions in confined geometries. Sustained progress over the last decade with ultracold atoms in high finesse optical cavities has opened up new technological and theoretical vistas. It is now possible to perform quantum information processing with a single or few atoms, and the many-particle dynamics of Bose-Einstein condensates can be probed non-destructively via cavity light transmitted through mirrors. This latter aspect reflects the fact that these are fundamentally open quantum systems where quantum measurement ideas can be studied. A unique feature of atom-cavity systems in the strong coupling regime is backaction by the atoms upon the light, giving rise to dynamical intra-cavity optical potentials whose depth is determined self-consistently by the atoms. This nonlinearity is at the heart of recently observed phenomena, such as non-equilibrium phase transitions, subrecoil cooling, tailored long-range interactions between atoms, and the realization of analogs of optomechanical “mirror on a spring’’ systems. These advances, combined with theoretical proposals, such as cavity-assisted spin-orbit coupling and glassy frustration effects in multi-mode cavities, underline the fact that CQED is dramatically expanding its horizons and touching on many new areas of physics. It is in this spirit that we invite authors to submit articles to this Special Issue concerning any of the broad range of topics covered by CQED with atoms, molecules, or related quantum systems.
Dr. Jonathan Goldwin
Prof. Dr. Duncan O'Dell
Manuscript Submission Information
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