Lattice array of molecular micromasers

Chris P. Search, Takahiko Miyakawa, Pierre Meystre

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We consider the photoassociation of fermions trapped in a two-dimensional optical lattice into bosonic molecules, in the limit that intersite tunnelling is negligible. For the case of two fermions in different hyperfine states this process can be mapped into a generalized version of the Jaynes-Cummings Hamiltonian from quantum optics. We make use of this equivalence to show how to build a micromaser for the molecular field at each lattice site.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-41
Number of pages12
JournalOptics Express
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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