Echo in optical lattices: Stimulated revival of breathing oscillations

A. Bulatov, A. Kuklov, B. E. Vugmeister, H. Rabitz

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We analyze a stimulated revival (echo) effect for the breathing modes of atomic oscillations in optical lattices. The effect arises from the dephasing due to the weak anharmonicity being partly reversed in time by means of additional parametric excitation of the optical lattice. The shape of the echo response is obtained by numerically simulating the equation of motion for the atoms with subsequent averaging over the thermal initial conditions. A qualitative analysis of the phenomenon shows that the suggested echo mechanism combines the features of both spin and phonon echoes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3788-3792
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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