Optical computing with soliton trains in Bose–Einstein condensates

Florian Pinsker

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© 2015 World Scientific Publishing Company. Optical computing devices can be implemented based on controlled generation of soliton trains in single and multicomponent Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC). Our concepts utilize the phenomenon that the frequency of soliton trains in BEC can be governed by changing interactions within the atom cloud [F. Pinsker, N. G. Berloff and V. M. Pérez-García, Phys. Rev. A87, 053624 (2013), arXiv:1305.4097]. We use this property to store numbers in terms of those frequencies for a short time until observation. The properties of soliton trains can be changed in an intended way by other components of BEC occupying comparable states or via phase engineering. We elucidate, in which sense, such an additional degree of freedom can be regarded as a tool for controlled manipulation of data. Finally, the outcome of any manipulation made is read out by observing the signature within the density profile.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1550082
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics C
Issue number07
StatePublished - Apr 30 2015
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUK-I1-007-43
Acknowledgements: FP has been financially supported through his EPSRC doctoral prize fellowship at the University of Cambridge and by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Award No. KUK-I1-007-43. I am very grateful for discussions with Hugo Flayac and Natasha Berloff.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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