Phase dynamics in a binary-collision atom-laser scheme

O. Zobay, P. Meystre

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Various aspects of the phase dynamics of an atom-laser scheme based on binary collisions are investigated. Analytical estimates of the influence of elastic atom-atom collisions on the laser linewidth are given, and linewidths achievable in a recently proposed atom-laser scheme [M. G. Moore and P. Meystre, Phys. Rev. A 56, 2989 (1997)] are evaluated explicitly. The extent to which a relative phase can be established between two interfering atom lasers as well as the properties of this phase are also investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4710-4719
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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