Nonlinear matter-wave optics of bosons and fermions

Pierre Meystre

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S617-S628
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 14 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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