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


Conference Paper

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gauthier, DJ; Greenberg, JA

Published Date

  • January 1, 2010

Published In

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2162-2701

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/ls.2010.ltub1

Citation Source

  • Scopus