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Light Transport in Cold Atoms? Why is this important?

  1. Apr 20, 2012 #1
    I am really not all that intelligent and fairly new to the whole mathematical equation solving thing. So please bare with me, I came to the conclusion instead of reading the daily paper I will read daily articles, as I am reading I am unfamiliar of course with the symbols being undefined in the article but I can make sense of what they are doing, to a fault I can picture the light being passed through the particle of the alkaline metal and passing through it as I took from the diagram reflecting off of it as well.

    I am just kind of curious why the coherent transport of light inside a cold atomic vapor is being performed.

    Just sparking my interest in the interesting world of physics,

    my apologies if this is an incoherent run on or something I tend to do that alot

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  3. Apr 20, 2012 #2


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    Since you didn't supply the diagram you refer to, it is very difficult to respond.
  4. Apr 20, 2012 #3
    Oh yeah sorry I meant to it just kind of slept my mind at the last second sorry

    http://www.citebase.org/abstract?id=oai:arXiv.org:quant-ph/0603153 [Broken]

    I chose to look at the PDF version
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  5. Apr 21, 2012 #4


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    Sorry - the article is over my head.
  6. Apr 21, 2012 #5
    Darn it!! oh well. time to move forth.
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