The photonic Bose–Einstein condensate and stopped light in ultracold atomic gases

1Slyusarenko, Yu.V, 1Boichenko, NP
1National Science Center Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology
Dopov. Nac. akad. nauk Ukr. 2014, 6:74-79
Section: Physics
Language: Ukrainian

We have studied a possibility of the Bose condensate formation in a gas of photons, which are in thermodynamic equilibrium with the ideal gas of two-level Bose atoms below the degeneracy temperature. The coexistence conditions for the Bose-condensates in the atomic and photonic subsystems are found. The "avalanche" mode of condensation of photons is proposed. Such situation can be interpreted as "stopped light" in the Bose-condensate of atoms.

Keywords: Bose atoms, Bose–Einstein condensate, light, photons

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