Degenerate quantum gases with spin-orbit coupling: a review.

  title={Degenerate quantum gases with spin-orbit coupling: a review.},
  author={Hui Zhai},
  journal={Reports on progress in physics. Physical Society},
  volume={78 2},
  • H. Zhai
  • Published 31 March 2014
  • Physics, Chemistry
  • Reports on progress in physics. Physical Society
This review focuses on recent developments in synthetic spin-orbit (SO) coupling in ultracold atomic gases. Two types of SO coupling are discussed. One is Raman process induced coupling between spin and motion along one of the spatial directions and the other is Rashba SO coupling. We emphasize their common features in both single-particle and two-body physics and the consequences of both in many-body physics. For instance, single particle ground state degeneracy leads to novel features of… 
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