One- and two-dimensional Bose-Einstein condensation of atoms in dark magneto-optical lattices

  title={One- and two-dimensional Bose-Einstein condensation of atoms in dark magneto-optical lattices},
  author={Alexey Vladimirovich Taichenachev and Anatolii M. Tumaikin and Valeriy I. Yudin},
  journal={Journal of Optics B-quantum and Semiclassical Optics},
The motion of atoms in a dark magneto-optical lattice is considered. This lattice is formed by a non-uniformly polarized laser field in the presence of a static magnetic field. Cold atoms are localized in the vicinity of points where dark states are not destroyed by a magnetic field. As a result, the optical interaction tends to zero (dark or grey lattices). Depending on the field configuration such a lattice can exhibit one-dimensional (1D) or two-dimensional (2D) periodicity. It is shown that… 
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