We predict synchronization of the chaotic dynamics of two atomic ensembles coupled to a heavily damped optical cavity mode. The atoms are dissipated collectively through this mode and pumped incoherently to achieve a macroscopic population of the cavity photons. Even though the dynamics of each ensemble are chaotic, their motions repeat one another. In our system, chaos first emerges via quasiperiodicity and then synchronizes. We identify the signatures of synchronized chaos, chaos, and quasiperiodicity in the experimentally observable power spectra of the light emitted by the cavity.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics