Photonic band gap in the triangular lattice of Bose-Einstein-condensate vortices

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Tasgin M. E., Muestecaplioglu O. E., Oktel M. O.

PHYSICAL REVIEW A, vol.75, no.6, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physreva.75.063627
  • Journal Name: PHYSICAL REVIEW A
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


We investigate the photonic bands of an atomic Bose-Einstein condensate with a triangular vortex lattice. Index contrast between the vortex cores and the bulk of the condensate is achieved through the enhancement of the index via atomic coherence. The frequency-dependent dielectric function is used in the calculations of the bands, resulting in photonic band gap widths of a few megahertz.