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Advances in OptoElectronics
Volume 2012, Article ID 734306, 8 pages
Research Article

Metaoptics with Nonrelativistic Matter Waves

1Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers (CNRS-UMR 7538), Université Paris 13, 99 Av. J.B. Clément, 93430 Villetaneuse, France
2Atomic and Molecular Physics Group, Institute of Physics, Belgrade, Pregrevica, 11080 Zemun, Serbia
3Physics Department, Umm Al Qura University, P.O. Box 715, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Received 6 June 2012; Revised 22 August 2012; Accepted 24 August 2012

Academic Editor: Pavel A. Belov

Copyright © 2012 T. Taillandier-Loize et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The counterpart of metamaterials in light optics for nonrelativistic matter waves governed by the Schrödinger equation can be found by transiently reversing the group velocity using a so called comoving potential. Possible applications to wave-packet dynamics, atom interferometry, and atom deceleration are described.