Long-range one-dimensional gravitational-like interaction in a neutral atomic cold gas
Date of Issue2013
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
A quasiresonant laser induces a long-range attractive force within a cloud of cold atoms. We take advantage of this force to build in the laboratory a system of particles with a one-dimensional gravitational-like interaction, at a fluid level of modeling. We give experimental evidences of such an interaction in a cold Strontium gas, studying the density profile of the cloud, its size as a function of the number of atoms, and its breathing oscillations.
DRNTU::Science::Physics::Atomic physics::Quantum theory
Physical review A
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