Atomic phase conjugation from a Bose condensate

Elena V. Goldstein, Katja Plättner, Pierre Meystre

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We discuss the possibility of observing atomic phase conjugation from Bose condensates, and using it as a diagnostic tool to access the spatial coherence properties and to measure the lifetime of the condensate. We argue that since phase conjugation results from the scattering of a partial matter wave off the spatial grating produced by two other waves, it offers a natural way to directly measure such properties, and as such provides an attractive alternative to the optical methods proposed in the past.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)583-592
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Bose-Einstein condensate
  • Dipole-dipole interaction
  • Matter waves
  • Monte Carlo simulations
  • Nonlinear atom optics
  • Nonlinear master equation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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