Turning light into a liquid via atomic coherence
H, Michinel, M. J. Paz Alonso, V. M. Pérez-García
Physical Review Letters 96, 023903 (2006).
MOLAB authors
Abstract
We study a four-level atomic system with electromagnetically induced transparency with giant (3) and (5) susceptibilities of opposite signs. This system will allow us to obtain multidimensional solitons and light condensates with surface tension properties analogous to those of usual liquids