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Semiclassical Monte-Carlo simulations: multiple interacting particles and optical modes
Semiclassical models of atom-light interaction have been an important tool in the simulation of cold matter since the beginnings of laser cooling. While they cannot be applied to ultracold systems, e.g., for ground state cooling and quantum statistics, there are still many applications in the micro- to milli-Kelvin regime where semiclassical simulations have an important role to play today, in particular where many particles and many optical modes are involved. I will review semiclassical multiparticle and multimode Monte-Carlo methods and discuss their application to several specific systems, from cavity and mirror-mediated cooling to ion Coulomb crystals.
Workshop on Dynamics and Simulation of Ultra-Cold Matter Windsor UK 8-11 Aug (2011)
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