Propagation of short pulses through a Bose-Einstein condensate

Tarhan D., Sefi S., Mustecaplioglu O. E.

12th Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics, Ankara, Turkey, 6 - 09 June 2005, vol.36, pp.194-199 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 36
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/1742-6596/36/1/029
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.194-199
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


We study propagation of short laser pulses in a Bose-Einstein condensate taking into account dispersive effects under the conditions for electromagnetically induced transparency. We calculate dispersion coefficients using typical experimental parameters of slow-light schemes in condensates. By numerically propagating the laser pulse, and referring to theoretical estimations, we determine the conditions for which dispersion starts to introduce distortions on the pulse shape.