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Author (up) Sun, C.; Jia, S.; Barsi, C.; Rica, S.; Picozzi, A.; Fleischer, J.W. pdf  doi
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  Title Observation of the kinetic condensation of classical waves Type
  Year 2012 Publication Nature Physics Abbreviated Journal Nat. Phys.  
  Volume 8 Issue 6 Pages 469-473  
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  Abstract The observation of Bose-Einstein condensation, in which particle interactions lead to a thermodynamic transition into a single, macroscopically populated coherent state, is a triumph of modern physics(1-5). It is commonly assumed that this transition is a quantum process, relying on quantum statistics, but recent studies in wave turbulence theory have suggested that classical waves with random phases can condense in a formally identical manner(6-9). In complete analogy with gas kinetics, particle velocities map to wavepacket k-vectors, collisions are mimicked by four-wave mixing, and entropy principles drive the system towards an equipartition of energy. Here, we use classical light in a self-defocusing photorefractive crystal to give the first observation of classical wave condensation, including the growth of a coherent state, the spectral redistribution towards equilibrium, and the formal reversibility of the interactions. The results confirm fundamental predictions of kinetic wave theory and hold relevance for a variety of fields, ranging from Bose-Einstein condensation to information transfer and imaging.  
  Address [Sun, Can; Jia, Shu; Barsi, Christopher; Fleischer, Jason W.] Princeton Univ, Dept Elect Engn, Princeton, NJ 08544 USA, Email: jasonf@princeton.edu  
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  Publisher Nature Publishing Group Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  ISSN 1745-2473 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000304667500013 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 220  
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