All-optical imprinting of geometric phases onto matter waves

  title={All-optical imprinting of geometric phases onto matter waves},
  author={Qi Ren Zhang and Jiangbin Gong and C. H. Oh},
  journal={Physical Review A},
Traditional optical phase imprinting of matter waves is of a dynamical nature. In this paper we show that both Abelian and non-Abelian geometric phases can be optically imprinted onto matter waves, yielding a number of interesting phenomena such as wavepacket re-directing and wavepacket splitting. In addition to their fundamental interest, our results open up new opportunities for robust optical control of matter waves. 
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