Optics and Spectroscopy

, Volume 99, Issue 3, pp 357–361 | Cite as

Creation of an effective magnetic field in ultracold atomic gases using electromagnetically induced transparency

  • G. Juzeliunas
  • P. Öhberg
Quantum Optics and Informatics with Single Atoms and Atomic Ensembles


We consider the influence of the control and probe beams in the electromagnetically induced transparency configuration on the mechanical motion of ultracold atomic gases (atomic Bose-Einstein condensates or degenerate Fermi gases). We carry out a microscopic analysis of the interplay between radiation and matter and show that the two beams of light can provide an effective magnetic field acting on electrically neutral atoms in the case where the probe beam has an orbital angular momentum. As an example, we demonstrate how a Meissner-like effect can be created in an atomic Bose-Einstein condensate.


Radiation Spectroscopy Magnetic Field Angular Momentum Microscopic Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Juzeliunas
    • 1
  • P. Öhberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Vilnius University Research Institute of Theoretical Physics and AstronomyVilniusLithuania
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

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