Atomic four-wave mixing: Fermions versus bosons

M. G. Moore, P. Meystre

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The four wave mixing in quantum degenerate gases of bosonic and fermionic atoms was compared. The matter wave gratings formed from the bosonic and the fermionic atoms exhibit identical Bragg scattering. The coherent matter-wave amplification and superradiance that occur in degenerate Fermi gases is due to constructive many particle quantum interferences called as `Bose enhancement'.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4199-4202
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number19
StatePublished - May 7 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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