Guillaume Labeyrie, Robin Kaiser

Light-induced self-organization in cold atomic clouds

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Patterns are ubiquitous in nature and have been extensively studied in biology, chemistry and physics including optics. We report here on experiments where pattern formation occurs in a cloud of laser cooled atoms. We identify three different mechanisms allowing spatial patterns to spontaneously emerge in either the atomic density, the excited state population, or the atomic spin state.
Keywords : cold atoms, self-organisation, pattern formation
Document Type : Conference papers


Guillaume Labeyrie, Robin Kaiser, « Light-induced self-organization in cold atomic clouds », paru dans Proceedings of the Complex Systems Academy of Excellence , Proceedings. URL :