Magneto-optical control of bright atomic solitons

S. Pötting, O. Zobay, P. Meystre, E. M. Wright

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In previous work we showed that bright atomic solitons can arise in spinor Bose-Einstein condensates in the form of gap solitons even for repulsive many-body interactions. Here we further explore the properties of atomic gap solitons and show that their internal structure can be used to both excite them and control their centre-of-mass motion using applied laser and magnetic fields. As an illustration we demonstrate a nonlinear atom-optical Mach-Zehnder interferometer based on gap solitons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2653-2669
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Issue number15
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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