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Rydberg-Induced Solitons: Three-Dimensional Self-Trapping of Matter Waves

Maucher, Fabian; Henkel, N; Saffman, Mark; Skupin, Stefan; Pohl, T.; Krolikowski, Wieslaw

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We propose a scheme for the creation of stable three-dimensional bright solitons in Bose-Einstein condensates, i.e., the matter-wave analog of so-called spatiotemporal "light bullets." Off-resonant dressing to Rydberg nD states is shown to provide nonlocal attractive interactions, leading to self-trapping of mesoscopic atomic clouds by a collective excitation of a Rydberg atom pair. We present detailed potential calculations and demonstrate the existence of stable solitons under realistic...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMaucher, Fabian
dc.contributor.authorHenkel, N
dc.contributor.authorSaffman, Mark
dc.contributor.authorSkupin, Stefan
dc.contributor.authorPohl, T.
dc.contributor.authorKrolikowski, Wieslaw
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:44:17Z
dc.identifier.issn0031-9007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/25119
dc.description.abstractWe propose a scheme for the creation of stable three-dimensional bright solitons in Bose-Einstein condensates, i.e., the matter-wave analog of so-called spatiotemporal "light bullets." Off-resonant dressing to Rydberg nD states is shown to provide nonlocal attractive interactions, leading to self-trapping of mesoscopic atomic clouds by a collective excitation of a Rydberg atom pair. We present detailed potential calculations and demonstrate the existence of stable solitons under realistic experimental conditions by means of numerical simulations.
dc.publisherAmerican Physical Society
dc.sourcePhysical Review Letters
dc.subjectKeywords: Atomic clouds; Bose-Einstein condensates; Bright solitons; Collective excitations; Experimental conditions; Light bullet; Matter waves; Mesoscopics; Nonlocal; Rydberg; Rydberg atoms; Self-trapping; Statistical mechanics; Steam condensers; Three dimensiona
dc.titleRydberg-Induced Solitons: Three-Dimensional Self-Trapping of Matter Waves
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume106
dc.date.issued2011
local.identifier.absfor020502 - Lasers and Quantum Electronics
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4695161xPUB36
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMaucher, Fabian, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
local.contributor.affiliationHenkel, N, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
local.contributor.affiliationSaffman, Mark, University of Wisconsin
local.contributor.affiliationKrolikowski, Wieslaw, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSkupin, Stefan, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
local.contributor.affiliationPohl, T., Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue17
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage170401 1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage4
local.identifier.doi10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.170401
local.identifier.absseo970102 - Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T11:18:50Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-79960635669
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