We briefly review some recent developments in nonlinear atom optics. Basic principles, as well as some of the early effects predicted and observed in the nonlinear optics of bosonic atoms, are presented in general terms. Recent results on fermionic four-wave mixing and on the matter-wave analogue of optical second-harmonic generation are discussed in detail.
|Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
|Published - May 14 2005
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics