2013, XXII, 405 p. 154 illus., 111 illus. in color.
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Provides an overview of the field of quantum fluids
Presents analogies and differences between polariton and atomic quantum fluids
With contributions from the major actors in the field
Explains a new type of quantum fluid with specific characteristics
The study of quantum fluids, stimulated by the discovery of superfluidity in liquid helium, has experienced renewed interest after the observation of Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) in ultra-cold atomic gases and the observation a new type of quantum fluid with specific characteristics derived from its intrinsic out-of-equilibrium nature. The main objective of this book is to take a snapshot of the state-of-the-art of this fast moving field with a special emphasis on the hot topics and new trends. Bringing together the most active specialists of the two areas (atomic and polaritonic quantum fluids), we expect that this book will facilitate the exchange and the collaboration between these two communities working on subjects with very strong analogies.