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Analytical approach to describe radiation pressure effects in atomic waveguide propagation through hollow optical fibers
Author(s): Angela Maria Guzman; Catalina Ramirez
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Paper Abstract

A full quantum mechanical treatment of the atomic interaction with the electromagnetic vacuum and the reflecting evanescent-wave inside a hollow fiber is applied to obtain analytical expressions for both the radiation pressure exerted on the atoms under reflection and the van der Waals energy interaction. We show that both effects are originated in the interaction with the evanescent-wave, have its intensity radial dependence and depend on the evanescent-wave detuning in a way other than suggested by heuristic arguments. Through an analytical approach we discuss the general characteristics of the solutions of the Schrodinger wave equation and give expressions for the threshold values of laser detuning and intensity required for modal propagation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2003
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 4829, 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life, (19 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.524145
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Angela Maria Guzman, Univ. Nacional de Colombia (Colombia)
Georgia Tech Lorraine (France)
Catalina Ramirez, Univ. Nacional de Colombia (Colombia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4829:
19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life
Giancarlo C. Righini; Anna Consortini, Editor(s)

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