Special Issue "Cooperative Effects in Light Scattering by Atomic Clouds"

A special issue of Atoms (ISSN 2218-2004).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Robin Kaiser

INPHYNI, University of Côte d'Azur, Nice, France
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Interests: Cooperative scattering; Multiple scattering; Anderson localization of light; Random lasing; Collective optical forces; Dicke super- and subradiance
Guest Editor
Dr. Romain Bachelard

Physics Department, Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil
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Interests: Cooperative scattering; Long-range interactions; Collective optical forces; Anderson localization of light; Ab initio models for light scattering

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The role of coherences between atomic dipoles has gained an ever-increasing importance with the advent of ultracold atoms and large trapped ion systems. These allow to generate and manipulate correlations and entanglement between the particles, with many consequences for both applications (e.g., quantum information) and for the study of fundamental properties of matter. Light is the most important and versatile tool to manipulate matter in a controlled way, allowing today to address and manipulate single atoms and ions and their respective coherences.

At the occasion of the Coscali workshop in Fernando de Noronha PE (Brazil) (http://www.ifsc.usp.br/~bachelard/coscali2018/), a Special Issue on “Cooperative Effects in Light Scattering by Atomic Clouds” will be published in Atoms. This issue, as the workshop, addresses the properties of these many-body systems at the frontier between the microscopic and macroscopic realms. The coupling between light and an ensemble of classical or quantum scatterers, and the induced classical and quantum correlations, will be discussed in these papers, with a special emphasis on cooperative scattering, Anderson localization of light, Dicke super and subradiance, random lasing and collective optical forces.

Dr. Robin Kaiser
Dr. Romain Bachelard
Guest Editors

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  • Cooperative effects
  • Superradiance
  • Dicke subradiance
  • Anderson localization of light
  • Optical forces
  • Random lasing

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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