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Einstein-Bose condensate ?

  1. Jul 22, 2009 #1
    Can Einstein-Bose condensation occur in photons and if so what is this new state like for the photon , how are its wave properties?
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  3. Jul 22, 2009 #2
    Lasers are decent examples of macroscopically coherent quantum light. Whether you want to call it a condensate is a bit debatable, since there is no conservation of photon number in a laser. Lasers are driven out-of-equilibrium systems, so it is not a thermodynamic stable phase of light, whereas the matter BECs really are new equilibrium phases of quantum matter.
  4. Jul 22, 2009 #3
    i see what makes a condensate a condensate .
  5. Sep 30, 2011 #4
    can you give me examples of b
    ose condensate found in nature
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  7. Sep 30, 2011 #6

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