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Photonic crystals for matter waves: Bose-Einstein condensates in optical lattices

Ostrovskaya, Elena; Kivshar, Yuri


We overview our recent theoretical studies on nonlinear atom optics of the Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) loaded into optical lattices. In particular, we describe the band-gap spectrum and nonlinear localization of BECs in one- and two-dimensional optical lattices. We discuss the structure and stability properties of spatially localized states (matter-wave solitons) in 1D lattices, as well as trivial and vortex-like bound states of 2D gap solitons. To highlight similarities between the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004-01-12
Type: Journal article
Source: Optics Express
DOI: 10.1364/OPEX.12.000019


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