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Multiband and array effects in matter-wave-based waveguide QED
preprintposted on 2023-01-12, 13:52 authored by Alfonso Lanuza, Joonhyuk Kwon, Youngshin Kim, Dominik Schneble
Recent experiments on spontaneous emission of atomic matter waves open a new window into the behavior of quantum emitters coupled to a waveguide. Here we develop an approach based on infinite products to study this system theoretically, without the need to approximate the band dispersion relation of the waveguide. We solve the system for a one-dimensional array of one, multiple and an infinite number of quantum emitters and compare with the experiments. This leads to a detailed characterization of the decay spectrum, with a family of in-gap bound states, new mechanisms for enhanced Markovian emission different from superradiance, and the emergence of matter-wave polaritons.