Cold atom dynamics in non-Abelian gauge fields

A. Jacob, Patrik Ohberg, G. Juzeliunas, L. Santos

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The dynamics of ultracold neutral atoms subject to a non-Abelian gauge field is investigated. In particular we analyze in detail a simple experimental scheme to achieve a constant, but non-Abelian gauge field, and discuss in the frame of this gauge field the non-Abelian Aharanov-Bohm effect. In the last part of this paper, we discuss intrinsic non-Abelian effects in the dynamics of cold atomic wavepackets. © 2007 Springer-Verlag.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-445
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007


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