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Controlled manipulation of light by cooperative response of atoms in an optical lattice

Controlled manipulation of light by cooperative response of atoms in an optical lattice
Controlled manipulation of light by cooperative response of atoms in an optical lattice
We show that a cooperative atom response in an optical lattice to resonant incident light can be employed for precise control and manipulation of light on a subwavelength scale. Specific collective excitation modes of the system that result from strong light-mediated dipole-dipole interactions can be addressed by tailoring the spatial phase-profile of the incident light. We demonstrate how the collective response can be used to produce optical excitations at well-isolated sites on the lattice.
1050-2947
031602(R)
Jenkins, Stewart D.
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Ruostekoski, Janne
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Jenkins, Stewart D.
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Ruostekoski, Janne
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Jenkins, Stewart D. and Ruostekoski, Janne (2012) Controlled manipulation of light by cooperative response of atoms in an optical lattice. Physical Review A, 86, 031602(R). (doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.86.031602).

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We show that a cooperative atom response in an optical lattice to resonant incident light can be employed for precise control and manipulation of light on a subwavelength scale. Specific collective excitation modes of the system that result from strong light-mediated dipole-dipole interactions can be addressed by tailoring the spatial phase-profile of the incident light. We demonstrate how the collective response can be used to produce optical excitations at well-isolated sites on the lattice.

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Submitted date: 23 December 2011
e-pub ahead of print date: 23 December 2011
Published date: 11 September 2012
Organisations: Applied Mathematics

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Local EPrints ID: 338797
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/338797
ISSN: 1050-2947
PURE UUID: caccb02b-9ca7-4277-a097-578d0abd2ab1

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Date deposited: 17 May 2012 14:04
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:57

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