Dynamics of matter-wave quantum emitters in a structured vacuum

  title={Dynamics of matter-wave quantum emitters in a structured vacuum},
  author={Michael Stewart and Joonhyuk Kwon and Alfonso Lanuza and D Schneble},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Gases},
The characteristics of spontaneous emission can be strongly modified by the mode structure of the vacuum. In waveguide quantum-electrodynamics based on photonic crystals, this modification is exploited to engineer atom-photon interactions near a band edge, but the physics of coupling to an entire band has not yet been explored in experiments. Here, we study the decay dynamics of an array of matter-wave quantum emitters coupled to a single band of an effective photonic crystal waveguide… 
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