22 August 2017 Tunable light fluids using quantum atomic optical systems
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Proceedings Volume 10453, Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics; 104531A (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2272061
Event: Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 2017, Faro, Portugal
Abstract
The realization of tabletop optical analogue experiments of superfluidity relies on the engineering of suitable optical media, with tailored optical properties. This work shows how quantum atomic optical systems can be used to develop highly tunable optical media, with localized control of both linear and nonlinear susceptibility. Introducing the hydrodynamic description of light, the superfluidity of light in these atomic media is investigated through GPU-enhanced numerical simulations, with the numeric observation of the superfluidic signature of suppressed scattering through a defect.
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Nuno A. Silva, Nuno A. Silva, T. D. Ferreira, T. D. Ferreira, J. C. Costa, J. C. Costa, M. Gomes, M. Gomes, R. A. Alves, R. A. Alves, A. Guerreiro, A. Guerreiro, } "Tunable light fluids using quantum atomic optical systems", Proc. SPIE 10453, Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 104531A (22 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2272061; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2272061
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