Special Issue "Collective Atomic and Free-Electron Lasing"
A special issue of Atoms (ISSN 2218-2004).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: Collective effects; Atomic Physics; Quantum Optics; Opto-mechanical effects in cold atoms; Laser Physics
Collective or cooperative behaviors and interactions are abundant in nature. In physics, collective interactions mediated by light are of importance both for fundamental studies of phenomena such as spontaneous self-organization in classical and quantum systems as well as for their technological application. Recent examples of ground-breaking applications include new laser sources with extraordinary spectral capabilities, e.g., coherent X-ray generation by electron beams in free-electron lasers (FELs) and ultranarrow linewidth optical radiation generation by atoms in superradiant lasers. We invite contributions to this Special Issue on any topic relating to collective effects involving the interaction between light and matter, including, but not limited to:
- Collective atomic recoil lasing1/collective Rayleigh scattering2
- Free-electron lasing3
- Cooperative emission or scattering of light4
- Superradiant and subradiant emission or scattering of light5
- Spontaneous self-organization mediated by light
This Special Issue is dedicated to the memory of Rodolfo Bonifacio, who was a pioneer in this field. A section of the Special Issue will be dedicated to contributions from the ESRs of the European Training Network “ColOpt” Collective effects and opto-mechanics in ultra-cold matter (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016).
Dr. N. Piovella
Dr. Gordon Robb
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- collective emissions in atomic systems
- free-electron laser
- cooperative light scattering