Manipulating scattering of ultracold atoms with light-induced dissipation

  title={Manipulating scattering of ultracold atoms with light-induced dissipation},
  author={Mikhail Lemeshko},
  journal={Frontiers in Physics},
  • M. Lemeshko
  • Published 30 July 2013
  • Physics
  • Frontiers in Physics
Recently it has been shown that pairs of atoms can form metastable bonds due to non-conservative forces induced by dissipation [Lemeshko\&Weimer, Nature Comm. \textbf{4}, 2230 (2013)]. Here we study the dynamics of interaction-induced coherent population trapping -- the process responsible for the formation of dissipatively bound molecules. We derive the effective dissipative potentials induced between ultracold atoms by laser light, and study the time evolution of the scattering states. We… 

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