Toward single-photon nonlinear optics via self-assembled ultracold atoms


Journal Article

We observe spontaneous parametric oscillation in a laser-driven cloud of cold atoms. The threshold for this instability is lowered dramatically due to self-assembled atomic gratings that allow for self-phase matching of atom-field wave mixing processes. © 2010 Optical Society of America.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gauthier, DJ; Greenberg, JA

Published Date

  • December 1, 2010

Published In

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2162-2701

Citation Source

  • Scopus