The notion of Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) is introduced in the simple case of a perfect gas of bosons. We show the existence of a singularity that was discovered by Einstein and that appears when the density in the phase space is above a critical value. A few years after the discovery of BEC in several gases, it is interesting to look back at some properties of superfluid helium, the author comments shortly on boiling and evaporation, then on the role of rotons and vortices in the existence of a critical velocity in superfluid helium. The author discusses also the existence of a condensate in a liquid with strong interactions and the pressure variation of its superfluid transition temperature. The discovery of BEC in dilute gases of Rb, Na and Li in magnetic traps has stimulated an enormous revival of the interest in macroscopic quantum behavior of dilute gas at low temperature. Experiments with trapped Bose condensed gases have revealed profound condensed matter behavior of these extremely dilute systems. The author describes the key features of this behavior and discusses theoretical approaches that are being used in the field of quantum gases. Methods of production and of detection of a BEC in gaseous phases are presented, the issue of the cooling of fermion gases and of Boson-fermions mixing is discussed. (A.C.)
Generalized Bose-Einstein Condensation
Mullin, William J.; Sakhel, Asaad R.
2010-01-01
Generalized Bose-Einstein condensation (GBEC) involves condensates appearing simultaneously in multiple states. We review examples of the three types in an ideal Bose gas with different geometries. In Type I there is a discrete number of quantum states each having macroscopic occupation; Type II has condensation into a continuous band of states, with each state having macroscopic occupation; in Type III each state is microscopically occupied while the entire condensate band is macroscopically...
Approaching Bose-Einstein Condensation
Ferrari, Loris
2011-01-01
Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) is discussed at the level of an advanced course of statistical thermodynamics, clarifying some formal and physical aspects that are usually not covered by the standard pedagogical literature. The non-conventional approach adopted starts by showing that the continuum limit, in certain cases, cancels out the crucial…
Generalized Bose-Einstein Condensation
Mullin, William J
2010-01-01
Generalized Bose-Einstein condensation (GBEC) involves condensates appearing simultaneously in multiple states. We analyze examples of the three types in an ideal Bose gas with different geometries. In Type I there is a discrete number of quantum states each having macroscopic occupation; Type II has condensation into a continuous band of states, with each state having macroscopic occupation; in Type III each state is microscopically occupied while the entire condensate band is macroscopically occupied. We begin by discussing Type I or "normal" BEC into a single state for an isotropic harmonic oscillator potential. Other geometries and external potentials are then considered: the "channel" potential (harmonic in one dimension and hard-wall in the other), which displays Type II, the "cigar trap" (anisotropic harmonic potential), and the "Casimir prism" (an elongated box), the latter two having Type III condensations. General box geometries are considered in an appendix. We particularly focus on the cigar trap,...
Generalized Bose-Einstein Condensation
Mullin, William J.; Sakhel, Asaad R.
2012-02-01
Generalized Bose-Einstein condensation (GBEC) involves condensates appearing simultaneously in multiple states. We review examples of the three types in an ideal Bose gas with different geometries. In Type I there is a discrete number of quantum states each having macroscopic occupation; Type II has condensation into a continuous band of states, with each state having macroscopic occupation; in Type III each state is microscopically occupied while the entire condensate band is macroscopically occupied. We begin by discussing Type I or "normal" BEC into a single state for an isotropic harmonic oscillator potential. Other geometries and external potentials are then considered: the "channel" potential (harmonic in one dimension and hard-wall in the other), which displays Type II, the "cigar trap" (anisotropic harmonic potential), and the "Casimir prism" (an elongated box), the latter two having Type III condensations. General box geometries are considered in an appendix. We particularly focus on the cigar trap, which Van Druten and Ketterle first showed had a two-step condensation: a GBEC into a band of states at a temperature T c and another "one-dimensional" transition at a lower temperature T 1 into the ground state. In a thermodynamic limit in which the ratio of the dimensions of the anisotropic harmonic trap is kept fixed, T 1 merges with the upper transition, which then becomes a normal BEC. However, in the thermodynamic limit of Beau and Zagrebnov, in which the ratio of the boundary lengths increases exponentially, T 1 becomes fixed at the temperature of a true Type I phase transition. The effects of interactions on GBEC are discussed and we show that there is evidence that Type III condensation may have been observed in the cigar trap.
Bose-Einstein condensation at constant temperature
Erhard, M.; Schmaljohann, H.; Kronjäger, J.; Bongs, K.; Sengstock, K.
2004-09-01
We present an experimental approach to Bose-Einstein condensation by increasing the particle number of the system at almost constant temperature. In particular, the emergence of a new condensate is observed in multicomponent F=1 spinor condensates of Rb87 . Furthermore, we develop a simple rate-equation model for multicomponent Bose-Einstein condensate thermodynamics at finite temperature which well reproduces the measured effects.
Soliton resonance in bose-einstein condensate
Zak, Michail; Kulikov, I.
2002-01-01
A new phenomenon in nonlinear dispersive systems, including a Bose-Einstein Condensate (BEC), has been described. It is based upon a resonance between an externally induced soliton and 'eigen-solitons' of the homogeneous cubic Schrodinger equation. There have been shown that a moving source of positive /negative potential induces bright /dark solitons in an attractive / repulsive Bose condensate.
Bose-Einstein Condensation in Satisfiability Problems
Angione, Claudio; Occhipinti, Annalisa; Stracquadanio, Giovanni; Nicosia, Giuseppe
2013-01-01
This paper is concerned with the complex behavior arising in satisfiability problems. We present a new statistical physics-based characterization of the satisfiability problem. Specifically, we design an algorithm that is able to produce graphs starting from a k-SAT instance, in order to analyze them and show whether a Bose-Einstein condensation occurs. We observe that, analogously to complex networks, the networks of k-SAT instances follow Bose statistics and can undergo Bose-Einstein conden...
Recent developments in Bose-Einstein condensation
Kalman, G.
1997-09-22
This paper contains viewgraphs on developments on Bose-Einstein condensation. Some topics covered are: strongly coupled coulomb systems; standard response functions of the first and second kind; dynamical mean field theory; quasi localized charge approximation; and the main equations.
Initial stages of Bose-Einstein condensation
Stoof, H.T.C.
1997-01-01
We present the quantum theory for the nucleation of Bose-Einstein condensation in a dilute atomic Bose gas. This quantum theory has the important advantage that both the kinetic and coherent stages of the nucleation process can be described in a unified way by a single Fokker-Planck equation.
Initial stages of Bose-Einstein condensation
Stoof, H.T.C.
2001-01-01
We present the quantum theory for the nucleation of Bose-Einstein condensation in a dilute atomic Bose gas. This quantum theory confirms the results of the semiclassical treatment, but has the important advantage that both the kinetic and coherent stages of the nucleation process can now be describe
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen
Fried, Dale G.
1999-01-01
This thesis describes the observation and study of Bose-Einstein condensation of a trapped, dilute gas of atomic hydrogen. The condensate and normal gas are studied by two-photon spectroscopy of the 1S-2S transition. We condense over 10^9 atoms per second for several seconds, and the peak condensate density is around 5x10^15 cm^-3. Topics covered in the thesis include a theoretical analysis of Bose-condensed hydrogen, a description of the cryogenic trapping cell and the evaporative cooling te...
Gigantic excitation of Bose-Einstein condensate
Karkuszewski, Z P; Zakrzewski, J; Karkuszewski, Zbyszek P.; Sacha, Krzysztof; Zakrzewski, Jakub
2001-01-01
It is shown that by a modification of the trapping potential one may excite Bose-Einstein condensate to a state in which atomic external degrees of freedom are predominantly in the {\\it excited} trap state. Such an excited condensate can be prepared experimentally --- it requires only a proper change in time of the potential in atomic traps, as realized in laboratories already.
Entangled light from Bose-Einstein condensates
Ng, H. T.; Bose, S.
2008-01-01
We propose a method to generate entangled light with a Bose-Einstein condensate trapped in a cavity, a system realized in recent experiments. The atoms of the condensate are trapped in a periodic potential generated by a cavity mode. The condensate is continuously pumped by a laser and spontaneously emits a pair of photons of different frequencies in two distinct cavity modes. In this way, the condensate mediates entanglement between two cavity modes, which leak out and can be separated and e...
Bose-Einstein condensation of 84Sr.
Martinez de Escobar, Y N; Mickelson, P G; Yan, M; DeSalvo, B J; Nagel, S B; Killian, T C
2009-11-13
We report Bose-Einstein condensation of (84)Sr in an optical dipole trap. Efficient laser cooling on the narrow intercombination line and an ideal s-wave scattering length allow the creation of large condensates (N(0) approximately 3 x 10(5)) even though the natural abundance of this isotope is only 0.6%. Condensation is heralded by the emergence of a low-velocity component in time-of-flight images. PMID:20365965
Bose-Einstein Condensation of 84-Sr
de Escobar, Y. N. Martinez; Mickelson, P. G.; Yan, M; DeSalvo, B. J.; Nagel, S. B.; Killian, T. C.
2009-01-01
We report Bose-Einstein condensation of 84-Sr in an optical dipole trap. Efficient laser cooling on the narrow intercombination line and an ideal s-wave scattering length allow creation of large condensates (N0 ~ 3x10^5) even though the natural abundance of this isotope is only 0.6%. Condensation is heralded by the emergence of a low-velocity component in time-of-flight images.
Bose-Einstein Condensate and Gravitational Shielding
De Aquino, Fran
2014-01-01
In this work we show that when possible transform some types of substance into a Bose-Einstein condensate at room temperature, which exists long enough to be used in practice then will be possible to use these substances in order to create efficient Gravitational Shieldings.
Chaos in a Bose-Einstein condensate
Wang Zhi-Xia; Ni Zheng-Guo; Cong Fu-Zhong; Liu Xue-Shen; Chen Lei
2010-01-01
It is demonstrated that Smale-horseshoe chaos exists in the time evolution of the one-dimensional Bose-Einstein condensate driven by time-periodic harmonic or inverted-harmonic potential.A formally exact solution of the timedependent Gross-Pitaevskii equation is constructed,which describes the matter shock waves with chaotic or periodic amplitudes and phases.
Stirring a Bose-Einstein condensate
Damski, Bogdan [Instytut Fizyki Imienia Mariana Smoluchowskiego, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Cracow (Poland); Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Hannover, Hannover (Germany); Sacha, Krzysztof; Zakrzewski, Jakub [Instytut Fizyki Imienia Mariana Smoluchowskiego, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Cracow (Poland)
2002-10-14
By shining a tightly focused laser light on a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) and moving the centre of the beam along a spiral path one may stir the BEC and create vortices. It is shown that one can induce rotation of the BEC in the direction opposite to the direction of stirring. (author)
Bose-Einstein condensates in optical gratings
Full text: Different experiments of atomic physics and quantum optics performed with a Bose Einstein condensate of rubidium atoms are presented. Condensate are dense atomic samples described by a single wave function for the external and internal degrees of freedom. They allow to investigate with high resolution the atomic interaction with electromagnetic fields in different configurations. We have investigated the motion of a condensate within an inhomogeneous magnetic field. If the magnetic field varies slowly enough in space, the effective Hamiltonian governing the dynamics of the slow external variables contains an induced gauge potential, the so-called geometric potential, and in the classical limit geometric forces acting on a neutral particle with a magnetic moment. Our measurements on the motion of a rubidium Bose-Einstein condensate in a time dependent magnetic trap have provided direct evidence for these geometric forces. The properties of Bose-Einstein condensates in lower dimensional trapping potentials have recently attracted increasing interest. 2D condensates can be created in an array of pancake-shaped traps provided by the periodic potential of a 1 D optical lattice. We have investigated Bose-Einstein condensate in an accelerated optical lattice and associated phenomena such as Bloch oscillations and Landau-Zener tunnelling. Furthermore we have investigated the dynamics and phase evolution of Bose-Einstein condensates in 1 D optical lattices. Photoionization of a cold atomic sample offers intriguing possibilities to observe collective effects at extremely low temperatures. Close enough to threshold even the quantum statistics of the products, which are Fermions produced out of quantum degenerate Bosons, may influence the ionization rate itself. Irradiation of a rubidium condensate and of cold rubidium atoms within a magneto-optical trap with laser pulses ionizing through 1-photon and 2-photon absorptions processes has been performed. Losses and the
Dynamics of Bose-Einstein condensation
Davis, M J
2001-01-01
approaches are in excellent agreement in their range of validity. We are therefore able to assign a temperature to the numerical simulations. However, the presently available equilibrium theories fail near the critical region, whereas the projected Gross-Pitaevskii equation remains valid throughout the Bose-Einstein condensation phase transition as long as the relevant modes remain highly occupied. This suggests that the equation will be useful in studying the role of vortices in the critical region, and the shift of the transition temperature with the atomic interaction strength. This thesis is concerned with the dynamics of thermal Bose-Einstein condensates with two main areas of emphasis. We summarise the development of the quantum kinetic theory of C. W. Gardiner, P. Zoller, and co-workers, and in particular its application to the problem of condensate growth. We extend an earlier model of the growth of a Bose-Einstein condensate to include the full dynamical effects of the thermal cloud by numerically so...
Astrophysical Bose-Einstein Condensates and Superradiance
Kuhnel, Florian
2014-01-01
We investigate gravitational analogue models to describe slowly rotating objects (e.g., dark-matter halos, or boson stars) in terms of Bose-Einstein condensates, trapped in their own gravitational potentials. We begin with a modified Gross-Pitaevskii equation, and show that the resulting background equations of motion are stable, as long as the rotational component is treated as a small perturbation. The dynamics of the fluctuations of the velocity potential are effectively governed by the Klein-Gordon equation of a "Eulerian metric", where we derive the latter by the use of a relativistic Lagrangian extrapolation. Superradiant scattering on such objects is studied. We derive conditions for its occurence and estimate its strength. Our investigations might give an observational handle to phenomenologically constrain Bose-Einstein condensates.
Hysteresis effects in Bose-Einstein condensates
Sacchetti, Andrea
2010-01-01
Here, we consider damped two-components Bose-Einstein condensates with many-body interactions. We show that, when the external trapping potential has a double-well shape and when the nonlinear coupling factors are modulated in time, hysteresis effects may appear under some circumstances. Such hysteresis phenomena are a result of the joint contribution between the appearance of saddle node bifurcations and damping effect.
Cosmic Axion Bose-Einstein Condensation
Banik, Nilanjan; Sikivie, Pierre
2015-01-01
QCD axions are a well-motivated candidate for cold dark matter. Cold axions are produced in the early universe by vacuum realignment, axion string decay and axion domain wall decay. We show that cold axions thermalize via their gravitational self-interactions, and form a Bose-Einstein condensate. As a result, axion dark matter behaves differently from the other proposed forms of dark matter. The differences are observable.
Phenomenological theory of spinor Bose-Einstein condensates
Gu, Qiang
2002-01-01
A phenomenological model is proposed to describe the behavior of spinor Bose-Einstein condensates. In the absence of hyperfine spin-spin interactions, Bose-Einstein condensation leads to a spontaneous magnetization at the same transition temperature. This is the so-called Bose-Einstein ferromagnetism. Including the hyperfine spin interactions, the phase diagram of the spinor condensate in an optical trap is studied and the Gross-Pitaevskii equation is extended. The possibility of checking for...
Analog gravity from Bose-Einstein condensates
Barcelo, Carlos; Liberati, Stefano; Visser, Matt
2000-01-01
We analyze prospects for the use of Bose-Einstein condensates as condensed-matter systems suitable for generating a generic ``effective metric'', and for mimicking kinematic aspects of general relativity. We extend the analysis due to Garay et al, [gr-qc/0002015, gr-qc/0005131]. Taking a long term view, we ask what the ultimate limits of such a system might be. To this end, we consider a very general version of the nonlinear Schrodinger equation (with a 3-tensor position-dependent mass and ar...
Topological Objects in Two-component Bose-Einstein Condensates
Cho, Y. M.; Khim, Hyojoong; Zhang, Pengming
2005-01-01
We study the topological objects in two-component Bose-Einstein condensates. We compare two competing theories of two-component Bose-Einstein condensate, the popular Gross-Pitaevskii theory and the recently proposed gauge theory of two-component Bose-Einstein condensate which has an induced vorticity interaction. We show that two theories produce very similar topological objects, in spite of the obvious differences in dynamics. Furthermore we show that the gauge theory of two-component Bose-E...
Quantum field theory and Bose Einstein condensation
We study the phenomenon of Bose-Einstein condensation in cosmological and laboratory situations. To do this we examine the extreme temperature limits of a self-interacting O(2)-invariant scalar field theory with a non-zero charge density. The transition point has been well known for a long time in the case of an interactionless theory. However, due to a combination of technical problems imposed by having interactions and finite density, the transition in the interacting theory is not well understood. Here, in order to probe the Bose-Einstein condensation transition we perform a dimensional reduction of the 4D O(2)-invariant theory to give an effective theory in 3D. After dimensional reduction we use the 3D effective theory to calculate the two-loop effective potential which is used to examine the phase structure. This is a perturbative calculation and is still inappropriate for looking at the critical temperature. To find the critical temperature we use the non-perturbative linear delta expansion on the effective 3D theory. Tins is done in both the high temperature limit appropriate to cosmological applications and the low temperature limit appropriate to laboratory experiments with atomic gases. We study the Bose-Einstein condensation transition out of equilibrium. After a sudden quench which sends the system into the critical region, we look at how the condensate originates and grows. We study the equations of motion obtained from the one-loop effective action. It is found that the magnitude of the field expectation value grows at a slower rate at higher charge densities but that charge flows into the ground state at a faster rate at higher charge densities. In order to perform most of the analytic calculations, we show how dimensional regularization and Mellin summation can be elegantly combined to give an economical method for calculating high temperature Feynman diagrams. (author)
Analog gravity from Bose-Einstein condensates
Barcelo, C; Visser, M; Barcelo, Carlos; Liberati, Stefano; Visser, Matt
2001-01-01
We analyze prospects for the use of Bose-Einstein condensates as condensed-matter systems suitable for generating a generic ``effective metric'', and for mimicking kinematic aspects of general relativity. We extend the analysis due to Garay et al, [gr-qc/0002015, gr-qc/0005131]. Taking a long term view, we ask what the ultimate limits of such a system might be. To this end, we consider a very general version of the nonlinear Schrodinger equation (with a 3-tensor position-dependent mass and arbitrary nonlinearity). Such equations can be used for example in discussing Bose-Einstein condensates in heterogeneous and highly nonlinear systems. We demonstrate that at low momenta linearized excitations of the phase of the condensate wavefunction obey a (3+1)-dimensional d'Alembertian equation coupling to a (3+1)-dimensional Lorentzian-signature ``effective metric'' that is generic, and depends algebraically on the background field. Thus at low momenta this system serves as an analog for the curved spacetime of genera...
Bose-Einstein condensation in layered systems
Haerdig, A
1993-01-01
The thermodynamic properties of an ideal gas of bosons moving freely within layered planes and having a finite amplitude for jumping between neighbouring planes, are derived. As long as this coupling is non-zero, the system becomes effectively two-dimensional at sufficiently high temperatures. At a correspondingly low temperature it undergoes a Bose-Einstein transition into a condensed phase as in three dimensions. Below the critical temperature the specific heat is a universal function of only one dimensionless system variable. The phase transition becomes weaker as the coupling between the planes decreases and eventually disappears when the planes decouple. (author)
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Metastable Helium
Dos Santos, F. Pereira; Léonard, J.; Wang, Junmin; Barrelet, C. J.; Perales, F.; Rasel, E.; Unnikrishnan, C. S.; Leduc, M.; Cohen-Tannoudji, C.
2001-04-01
We have observed a Bose-Einstein condensate in a dilute gas of 4He in the 32S1 metastable state. We find a critical temperature of \\(4.7+/-0.5\\) μK and a typical number of atoms at the threshold of 8×106. The maximum number of atoms in our condensate is about 5×105. An approximate value for the scattering length a = \\(16+/-8\\) nm is measured. The mean elastic collision rate at threshold is then estimated to be about 2×104 s-1, indicating that we are deeply in the hydrodynamic regime. The typical decay time of the condensate is 2 s, which places an upper bound on the rate constants for two-body and three-body inelastic collisions.
Bose-Einstein Condensation in Exotic Trapping Potentials
Salasnich, Luca
2001-01-01
We discuss thermal and dynamical properties of Bose condensates confined by an external potential. First we analyze the Bose-Einstein transition temperature for an ideal Bose gas in a generic power-law potential and d-dimensional space. Then we investigate the effect of the shape of the trapping potential on the properties of a weakly-interacting Bose condensate. We show that using exotic trapping potentials the condensate can exhibit interesting coherent quantum phenomena, like superfluidity...
Quantum field theory and Bose Einstein condensation
Bedingham, D J
2001-01-01
We study the phenomenon of Bose-Einstein condensation in cosmological and laboratory situations. To do this we examine the extreme temperature limits of a self-interacting O(2)-invariant scalar field theory with a non-zero charge density. The transition point has been well known for a long time in the case of an interactionless theory. However, due to a combination of technical problems imposed by having interactions and finite density, the transition in the interacting theory is not well understood. Here, in order to probe the Bose-Einstein condensation transition we perform a dimensional reduction of the 4D O(2)-invariant theory to give an effective theory in 3D. After dimensional reduction we use the 3D effective theory to calculate the two-loop effective potential which is used to examine the phase structure. This is a perturbative calculation and is still inappropriate for looking at the critical temperature. To find the critical temperature we use the non-perturbative linear delta expansion on the effec...
Stability of the Bose-Einstein condensate under polynomial perturbations
Gielerak, R.; Damek, J.
2002-01-01
The problem of the Bose-Einstein condensate preservation under thermofield and standard gauge-invariant perturbations is discussed. A new result on stability of the condensate under thermofield perturbations of a polynomial type is presented.
Quantum Evaporation of a Bose-Einstein Condensate
Duine, R. A.; Stoof, H.T.C.
2002-01-01
We show that a Bose-Einstein condensate emits atoms, if either the condensate wave function, or the scattering length of the atoms depends strongly on time. Moreover, the emission process is coherent and atoms can oscillate back and forth between the condensate and the excited states. Inspired by recent experimental results, we present results of simulations of the response of a Bose-Einstein condensate to a very rapid change in the scattering length. The possibility of molecule formation is ...
Bose-Einstein condensates in atomic gases: simple theoretical results
The author presents the theory of the Bose-Einstein condensation along with a discussion of experimental tests. The author deals successively with the following topics: - the ideal Bose gas in a trap (first in a harmonic trap and then in a more general trap), - a model for the atomic interaction, - interacting Bose gas in the Hartree-Fock approximation, - properties of the condensate wavefunction, - the Gross-Pitaevskii equation, - Bogoliubov approach and thermodynamical stability, - phase coherence properties at the Bose-Einstein condensate, and - symmetry-breaking description of condensates. (A.C.)
Spinor condensates and light scattering from Bose-Einstein condensates
These notes discuss-two aspects of the physics of atomic Bose-Einstein condensates: optical properties and spinor condensates. The first topic includes light scattering experiments which probe the excitations of a condensate in both the free-particle and phonon regime. At higher light intensity, a new form of superradiance and phase-coherent matter wave amplification were observed. We also discuss properties of spinor condensates and describe studies of ground-state spin domain structures and dynamical studies which revealed metastable excited states and quantum tunneling. (authors)
Optimized production of large Bose Einstein Condensates
Comparat, D; Fioretti, A; Pillet, P; Stern, G; Tolra, B L
2006-01-01
We suggest different simple schemes to efficiently load and evaporate a ''dimple'' crossed dipolar trap. The collisional processes between atoms which are trapped in a reservoir load in a non adiabatic way the dimple. The reservoir trap can be provided either by a dark SPOT Magneto Optical Trap, the (aberrated) laser beam itself or by a quadrupolar or quadratic magnetic trap. Optimal parameters for the dimple are derived from thermodynamical equations and from loading time, including possible inelastic and Majorana losses. We suggest to load at relatively high temperature a tight optical trap. Simple evaporative cooling equations, taking into account gravity, the possible occurrence of hydrodynamical regime, Feshbach resonance processes and three body recombination events are given. To have an efficient evaporation the elastic collisional rate (in s$^{-1}$) is found to be on the order of the trapping frequency and lower than one hundred times the temperature in micro-Kelvin. Bose Einstein condensates with mor...
Exactly solvable models for multiatomic molecular Bose-Einstein condensates
Santos, G, E-mail: gfilho@if.ufrgs.br, E-mail: gfilho@cbpf.br [Instituto de Fisica da UFRGS, Av. Bento Goncalves, 9500, Agronomia, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil)
2011-08-26
I introduce two families of exactly solvable models for multiatomic hetero-nuclear and homo-nuclear molecular Bose-Einstein condensates through the algebraic Bethe ansatz method. The conserved quantities of the respective models are also shown. (paper)
Inelastic chaotic scattering on a Bose-Einstein condensate
Hunn, Stefan; Hiller, Moritz; Buchleitner, Andreas; Cohen, Doron; Kottos, Tsampikos
2010-01-01
We devise a microscopic scattering approach to probe the excitation spectrum of a Bose-Einstein condensate. We show that the experimentally accessible scattering cross section exhibits universal Ericson fluctuations, with characteristic properties rooted in the underlying classical field equations.
Knots in a Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensate
Kawaguchi, Yuki; Nitta, Muneto; Ueda, Masahito
2008-01-01
We show that knots of spin textures can be created in the polar phase of a spin-1 Bose-Einstein condensate, and discuss experimental schemes for their generation and probe, together with their lifetime.
Phase coherence length of a Bose-Einstein condensate
Gerbier, F.; Richard, S.; Thywissen, J. H.; Hugbart, M.; Bouyer, P.; Aspect, A.
2002-01-01
We report on the measurement of the momentum distribution of an elongated Bose-Einstein condensate. A broadening of the distribution with increasing temperature is observed, which is clear evidence for phase fluctuations in the sample.
Production of a chromium Bose-Einstein condensate
Griesmaier, Axel; Stuhler, Jürgen; Pfau, Tilman
2005-01-01
The recent achievement of Bose-Einstein condensation of chromium atoms [1] has opened longed-for experimental access to a degenerate quantum gas with long-range and anisotropic interaction. Due to the large magnetic moment of chromium atoms of 6 {$\\mu$}B, in contrast to other Bose- Einstein condensates (BECs), magnetic dipole-dipole interaction plays an important role in a chromium BEC. Many new physical properties of degenerate gases arising from these magnetic forces have been predicted in ...
Scattering of atoms on a Bose-Einstein condensate
Poulsen, Uffe V.; Molmer, Klaus
2002-01-01
We study the scattering properties of a Bose-Einstein condensate held in a finite depth well when the incoming particles are identical to the ones in the condensate. We calculate phase shifts and corresponding transmission and reflection coefficients, and we show that the transmission times can be negative, i.e., the atomic wavepacket seemingly leaves the condensate before it arrives.
Interference of an array of independent Bose-Einstein condensates
Hadzibabic, Z; Bretin, V; Stock, S; Battelier, Baptiste; Bretin, Vincent; Hadzibabic, Zoran; Proxy, Jean Dalibard; Stock, Sabine; ccsd-00001592, ccsd
2004-01-01
We have observed high-contrast matter wave interference between 30 Bose-Einstein condensates with uncorrelated phases. Interference patterns were observed after independent condensates were released from a one-dimensional optical lattice and allowed to expand and overlap. This initially surprising phenomenon is explained with a simple theoretical model which generalizes the analysis of the interference of two independent condensates.
Tunneling Dynamics Between Atomic and Molecular Bose-Einstein Condensates
CHEN Chang-Yong
2004-01-01
Tunneling dynamics of multi-atomic molecules between atomic and multi-atomic molecular Bose-Einstein condensates with Feshbach resonance is investigated.It is indicated that the tunneling in the two Bose-Einstein condensates depends on not only the inter-atomic-molecular nonlinear interactions and the initial number of atoms in these condensates,but also the tunneling coupling between the atomic condensate and the multi-atomic molecular condensate.It is discovered that besides oscillating tunneling current between the atomic condensate and the multi-atomic molecular condensate,the nonlinear multi-atomic molecular tunneling dynamics sustains a self-locked population imbalance:a macroscopic quantum self-trapping effect.The influence of de-coherence caused by non-condensate atoms on the tunneling dynamics is studied.It is shown that de-coherence suppresses the multi-atomic molecular tunneling.Moreover,the conception of the molecular Bose-Einstein condensate,which is different from the conventional single-atomic Bose-Einstein condensate,is specially emphasized in this paper.
Optimized production of a cesium Bose-Einstein condensate
Kraemer, Tobias; Herbig, Jens; Mark, Michael; Weber, Tino; Chin, Cheng; Naegerl, Hanns-Christoph; Grimm, Rudolf
2004-01-01
We report on the optimized production of a Bose-Einstein condensate of cesium atoms using an optical trapping approach. Based on an improved trap loading and evaporation scheme we obtain more than $10^5$ atoms in the condensed phase. To test the tunability of the interaction in the condensate we study the expansion of the condensate as a function of scattering length. We further excite strong oscillations of the trapped condensate by rapidly varying the interaction strength.
Phase structure of Bose - Einstein condensate in ultra-cold Bose gases
The Bose-Einstein condensation of ultra-cold Bose gases in studied by means of the Cornwall-Jackiw-Tomboulis effective potential approach in the improved double - bubble approximation which preserves the Goldstone theorem. The phase structure of Bose-Einstein condensate associating with two different types of phase transition is systematically investigated. Its main feature is that the symmetry which was broken at zero temperature gets restored at higher temperature. (author)
Dynamical Properties of a Rotating Bose-Einstein Condensate
Kling, Sebastian; Pelster, Axel
2007-01-01
Within a variational approach to solve the Gross-Pitaevskii equation we investigate dynamical properties of a rotating Bose-Einstein condensate which is confined in an anharmonic trap. In particular, we calculate the eigenfrequencies of low-energy excitations out of the equilibrium state and the aspect ratio of the condensate widths during the free expansion.
Method for monopole creation in spinor Bose-Einstein condensates
Chang, D. E.
2002-01-01
We present a method for creating a monopole in an antiferromagnetic spin-1 Bose-Einstein condensate. The required phase engineering of the multicomponent condensate is achieved using light shifts, which depend on both the magnetic substate m_F and polarization of the incident laser beam.
Spontaneous emission of polaritons from a Bose-Einstein condensate
Marzlin, Karl-Peter; Zhang, Weiping
1999-01-01
We study the spontaneous emission of a partially excited Bose-Einstein condensate composed of two-level atoms. The formation of polaritons induced by the ground-state part of the condensate leads to an avoided crossing in the photon spectrum. This avoided crossing acts similarly to a photonic band gap and modifies the spontaneous emission rate.
How Does a Dipolar Bose-Einstein Condensate Collapse?
Bohn, J. L.; Wilson, R. M.; Ronen, S.
2008-01-01
We emphasize that the macroscopic collapse of a dipolar Bose-Einstein condensate in a pancake-shaped trap occurs through local density fluctuations, rather than through a global collapse to the trap center. This hypothesis is supported by a recent experiment in a chromium condensate.
Explosion of a collapsing Bose-Einstein condensate
Duine, R. A.; Stoof, H.T.C.
2000-01-01
We show that elastic collisions between atoms in a Bose-Einstein condensate with attractive interactions lead to an explosion that ejects a large fraction of the collapsing condensate. We study variationally the dynamics of this explosion and find excellent agreement with recent experiments on magnetically trapped Rubidium-85. We also determine the energy and angular distribution of the ejected atoms during the collapse.
Bright soliton trains of trapped Bose-Einstein condensates
Al Khawaja, U.; Stoof, H. T. C.; Hulet, R. G.; Strecker, K.E.; Patridge, G.B.
2002-01-01
We variationally determine the dynamics of bright soliton trains composed of harmonically trapped Bose-Einstein condensates with attractive interatomic interactions. In particular, we obtain the interaction potential between two solitons. We also discuss the formation of soliton trains due to the quantum mechanical phase fluctuations of a one-dimensional condensate.
Bose-Einstein condensation in a gas of sodium atoms
K.B. Davis; M.O. Mewes; M.R. Andrews; N.J. van Druten; D.S. Durfee; D.M. Kurn; W. Ketterle
1995-01-01
We have observed Bose-Einstein condensation of sodium atoms. The atoms were trapped in a novel trap that employed both magnetic and optical forces. Evaporative cooling increased the phase-space density by 6 orders of magnitude within seven seconds. Condensates contained up to 5 x 105 atoms at densit
39K Bose-Einstein condensate with tunable interactions.
Roati, G.; Zaccanti, M.; D'Errico, C; Catani, Jacopo; Modugno, Michele; Simoni, Andrea; Inguscio, M.; Inguscio, Massimo
2007-01-01
We produce a Bose-Einstein condensate of 39K atoms. Condensation of this species with a naturally small and negative scattering length is achieved by a combination of sympathetic cooling with 87Rb and direct evaporation, exploiting the magnetic tuning of both inter- and intraspecies interactions at Feshbach resonances. We explore the tunability of the self-interactions by studying the expansion and the stability of the condensate. We find that a 39K condensate is interesting for future experi...
Elastic scattering of a Bose-Einstein condensate at a potential landscape
We investigate the elastic scattering of Bose-Einstein condensates at shallow periodic and disorder potentials. We show that the collective scattering of the macroscopic quantum object couples to internal degrees of freedom of the Bose-Einstein condensate such that the Bose-Einstein condensate gets depleted. As a precursor for the excitation of the Bose-Einstein condensate we observe wave chaos within a mean-field theory
Elastic scattering of a Bose-Einstein condensate at a potential landscape
Brezinova, Iva; Lode, Axel U. J.; Streltsov, Alexej I.; Cederbaum, Lorenz S.; Alon, Ofir E.; Collins, Lee A.; Schneider, Barry I.; Burgdörfer, Joachim
2013-01-01
We investigate the elastic scattering of Bose-Einstein condensates at shallow periodic and disorder potentials. We show that the collective scattering of the macroscopic quantum object couples to internal degrees of freedom of the Bose-Einstein condensate such that the Bose-Einstein condensate gets depleted. As a precursor for the excitation of the Bose-Einstein condensate we observe wave chaos within a mean-field theory.
Scattering Length Instability in Dipolar Bose-Einstein Condensates
We predict a new kind of instability in a Bose-Einstein condensate composed of dipolar particles. Namely, a comparatively weak dipole moment can produce a large, negative two-body scattering length that can collapse the Bose-Einstein condensate. To verify this effect, we validate mean-field solutions to this problem using exact, diffusion Monte Carlo methods. We show that the diffusion Monte Carlo energies are reproduced accurately within a mean-field framework if the variation of the s-wave scattering length with the dipole strength is accounted for properly
Impurities in Bose-Einstein Condensates: From Polaron to Soliton.
Shadkhoo, Shahriar; Bruinsma, Robijn
2015-09-25
We propose that impurities in a Bose-Einstein condensate which is coupled to a transversely laser-pumped multimode cavity form an experimentally accessible and analytically tractable model system for the study of impurities solvated in correlated liquids and the breakdown of linear-response theory [corrected]. As the strength of the coupling constant between the impurity and the Bose-Einstein condensate is increased, which is possible through Feshbach resonance methods, the impurity passes from a large to a small polaron state, and then to an impurity-soliton state. This last transition marks the breakdown of linear-response theory. PMID:26451565
Coherently Scattering Atoms from an Excited Bose-Einstein Condensate
Bijlsma, M.J.; Stoof, H.T.C.
1999-01-01
We consider scattering atoms from a fully Bose-Einstein condensed gas. If we take these atoms to be identical to those in the Bose-Einstein condensate, this scattering process is to a large extent analogous to Andreev reflection from the interface between a superconducting and a normal metal. We determine the scattering wave function in both the absence and the presence of a vortex. Our results show a qualitative difference between these two cases that can be understood as due to an Aharonov-...
Dark Lump Excitations in Bose-Einstein Condensates
黄国翔; 朱善华
2002-01-01
Key Laboratory for Optical and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Department of Physics, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062We investigate the dynamics of two-dimensional matter-wave pulses in a Bose-Einstein condensate with diskshaped traps. For the case ofrepulsive atom-atom interactions, a Kadomtsev-Petviashvili equation with positive dispersion is derived using the method of multiple scales. The results show that it is possible to excite dark lump-like two-dimensional nonlinear excitations in the Bose-Einstein condensate.
Excitations of Bose-Einstein condensates at finite temperatures
Rusch, M
2000-01-01
in their frequency spectra. Where possible we derive energy shifts and lifetimes of excitations. For one particular mode, the breathing mode, the effects of the discreteness of the system are sufficiently pronounced that the simple picture of an energy shift and width fails. Experiments in spherical traps have recently become feasible and should be able to test our detailed quantitative predictions. Recent experimental observations of collective excitations of Bose condensed atomic vapours have stimulated interest in the microscopic description of the dynamics of a Bose-Einstein condensate confined in an external potential. We present a finite temperature field theory for collective excitations of trapped Bose-Einstein condensates and use a finite-temperature linear response formalism, which goes beyond the simple mean-field approximation of the Gross-Pitaevskii equation. The effect of the non-condensed thermal atoms we include using perturbation theory in a quasiparticle basis. This presents a simple scheme ...
Bose-Einstein condensation of photons in an optical microcavity
Klaers, Jan; Schmitt, Julian; Vewinger, Frank; Weitz, Martin
2010-01-01
Bose-Einstein condensation, the macroscopic ground state accumulation of particles with integer spin (bosons) at low temperature and high density, has been observed in several physical systems, including cold atomic gases and solid state physics quasiparticles. However, the most omnipresent Bose gas, blackbody radiation (radiation in thermal equilibrium with the cavity walls) does not show this phase transition, because the chemical potential of photons vanishes and, when the temperature is r...
Inhibition of Coherence in Trapped Bose-Einstein Condensates
We analyze the dependence of the collapse and revival of many-atom coherence of a trapped Bose-Einstein condensate on the trap potential, dimensionality of the gas, and atom number fluctuations. We show that in a class of experimentally relevant systems the collapse time vanishes in the limit of a large number of atoms, implying that the trapped Bose gas cannot sustain a well-defined quantum phase. copyright 1997 The American Physical Society
Phase diffusion in a Bose-Einstein condensate of light
de Leeuw, A.W.; van der Wurff, E. C. I.; Duine, R. A.; Stoof, H.T.C.
2014-01-01
We study phase diffusion in a Bose-Einstein condensate of light in a dye-filled optical microcavity, i.e., the spreading of the probability distribution for the condensate phase. To observe this phenomenon, we propose an interference experiment between the condensed photons and an external laser. We determine the average interference patterns, considering quantum and thermal fluctuations as well as dissipative effects due to the dye. Moreover, we show that a representative outcome of individu...
Momentum state engineering and control in Bose-Einstein condensates
Potting, S.; M. Cramer; Meystre, P.
2001-01-01
We demonstrate theoretically the use of genetic learning algorithms to coherently control the dynamics of a Bose-Einstein condensate. We consider specifically the situation of a condensate in an optical lattice formed by two counterpropagating laser beams. The frequency detuning between the lasers acts as a control parameter that can be used to precisely manipulate the condensate even in the presence of a significant mean-field energy. We illustrate this procedure in the coherent acceleration...
Interference of Bose-Einstein Condensates on an Atom Chip
Shin, Y.; Sanner, C.; Jo, G. -B.; Pasquini, T. A.; Saba, M.; Ketterle, W.; Pritchard, D. E.; Vengalattore, M.; Prentiss, M.
2005-01-01
We have used a microfabricated atom chip to split a single Bose-Einstein condensate of sodium atoms into two spatially separated condensates. Dynamical splitting was achieved by deforming the trap along the tightly confining direction into a purely magnetic double-well potential. We observed the matter wave interference pattern formed upon releasing the condensates from the microtraps. The intrinsic features of the quartic potential at the merge point, such as zero trap frequency and extremel...
Casimir force on an interacting Bose-Einstein condensate
Biswas, Shyamal; Majumder, Dwipesh; Saha, Kush [Department of Theoretical Physics, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700032 (India); Bhattacharjee, J K [S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Sector 3, JD Block, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700098 (India); Chakravarty, Nabajit, E-mail: tpsb2@iacs.res.i [Positional Astronomy Centre, Block AQ, Plot 8, Sector 5, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700091 (India)
2010-04-28
We have presented an analytic theory for the Casimir force on a Bose-Einstein condensate which is confined between two parallel plates. We have considered Dirichlet boundary conditions for the condensate wavefunction as well as for the phonon field. We have shown that the condensate wavefunction (which obeys the Gross-Pitaevskii equation) is responsible for the mean field part of the Casimir force, which usually dominates over the quantum (fluctuations) part of the Casimir force.
Casimir force on interacting Bose-Einstein condensate
Biswas, Shyamal; Bhattacharjee, J K; Majumder, Dwipesh; Saha, Kush; Chakravarty, Nabajit
2009-01-01
We have presented an analytic theory for the Casimir force on a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) which is confined between two parallel plates. We have considered Dirichlet boundary conditions for the condensate wave function as well as for the phonon field. We have shown that, the condensate wave function (which obeys the Gross-Pitaevskii equation) is responsible for the mean field part of Casimir force, which usually dominates over the quantum (fluctuations) part of the Casimir force.
Bose-Einstein condensates: BECs from the fridge
Friedrich, Bretislav
2009-10-01
Large ensembles of atoms can be buffer-gas loaded into a magnetic trap and further evaporatively cooled all the way down to quantum degeneracy. The approach has now been shown to provide an alternative - and potentially general - route to Bose-Einstein condensation.
Investigating tunable KRb gases and Bose-Einstein condensates
Jørgensen, Nils Byg
2015-01-01
We present the production of dual-species Bose-Einstein condensates of 39K and 87Rb with tunable interactions. A dark spontaneous force optical trap was used for 87Rb to reduce the losses in 39K originating from light-assisted collisions in the magneto optical trapping phase. Using sympathetic...
Excitation Spectrum of Three Dressed Bose-Einstein Condensates
OU-YANG Zhong-Wen; KUANG Le-Man
2000-01-01
We study quantum dynamics of three dressed Bose-Einstein condensates in a high-Q cavity. The quasiparticle excitation spectrum of this system is found numerically. The stability of the quasiparticle excitation is analyzed. It is shown that there exist instabilities in the excitation spectrum.
Magnon Bose-Einstein condensation at inhomogeneous conditions
The Spin Supercurrent and Bose-Einstein condensation of magnons, similar to an atomic BEC, was discovered in superfluid 3He-B, which is characterized by absolute purity. Later this phenomena were observed in a few magnetically ordered materials with different types of impurities. In this article we will review the properties of magnon BEC in a presence of impurities and defects
Symmetry-assisted vorticity control in Bose-Einstein condensates
Pérez-García, Víctor M.; García-March, Miguel A.; Ferrando, Albert
2006-01-01
Using group-theoretical methods and numerical simulations we show how to act on the topological charge of individual vortices in Bose-Einstein condensates by using control potentials with appropriate discrete symmetries. As examples of our methodology we study charge inversion and vortex erasing by acting on a set of control laser gaussian beams generating optical dipole traps.
Squeezing and temperature measurement in Bose-Einstein Condensates
Rogel-Salazar, J.; Choi, S.; New, G. H. C.; Burnett, K.
2003-01-01
In this paper we discuss the presence of temperature-dependent squeezing in the collective excitations of trapped Bose-Einstein condensates, based on a recent theory of quasiparticle damping. A new scheme to measure temperature below the critical temperature is also considered.
A single electron in a Bose-Einstein condensate
Balewski, Jonathan Benedikt
2014-02-20
This thesis deals with the production and study of Rydberg atoms in ultracold quantum gases. Especially a single electron in a Bose-Einstein condensate can be realized. This new idea, its experimental realization and theoretical description, as well as the development of application probabilities in a manifold of fields form the main topic of this thesis.
Entanglement Properties in Two-Component Bose-Einstein Condensate
Jiang, Di-You
2016-05-01
We investigate entanglement inseparability and bipartite entanglement of in two-component Bose-Einstein condensate in the presence of the nonlinear interatomic interaction, interspecies interaction. Entanglement inseparability and bipartite entanglement have the similar properties. More entanglement can be generated by adjusting the nonlinear interatomic interaction and control the time interval of the entanglement by adjusting interspecies interaction.
Production of a Bose Einstein condensate of metastable helium atoms
Santos, F. Pereira Dos; Léonard, J.; Wang, Junmin; Barrelet, C. J.; Perales, F.; Rasel, E.; Unnikrishnan, C. S.; Leduc, M.; Cohen-Tannoudji, C.
2003-04-01
We recently observed a Bose-Einstein condensate in a dilute gas of 4He in the 23S1 metastable state. In this article, we describe the successive experimental steps which led to the Bose-Einstein transition at 4.7 μK: loading of a large number of atoms in a MOT, efficient transfer into a magnetic Ioffé-Pritchard trap, and optimization of the evaporative cooling ramp. Quantitative measurements are also given for the rates of elastic and inelastic collisions, both above and below the transition.
Critical temperature of Bose-Einstein condensation in trapped atomic Bose-Fermi mixtures
We calculate the shift in the critical temperature of Bose-Einstein condensation for a dilute Bose-Fermi mixture confined by a harmonic potential, to lowest order in both the Bose-Bose and Bose-Fermi coupling constants. The relative importance of the effect on the critical temperature of the boson-boson and boson-fermion interactions is investigated as a function of the parameters of the mixture. The possible relevance of the shift of the transition temperature in current experiments on trapped Bose-Fermi mixtures is discussed. (letter to the editor)
Critical temperature of Bose-Einstein condensation in trapped atomic Bose-Fermi mixtures
Albus, A P [Institut fuer Physik, Universitaet Potsdam, D-14469 Potsdam (Germany); Giorgini, S [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Trento, and Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia, I-38050 Povo (Italy); Illuminati, F [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Salerno, and Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia, I-84081 Baronissi (Italy); Viverit, L [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Trento, and Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia, I-38050 Povo (Italy)
2002-12-14
We calculate the shift in the critical temperature of Bose-Einstein condensation for a dilute Bose-Fermi mixture confined by a harmonic potential, to lowest order in both the Bose-Bose and Bose-Fermi coupling constants. The relative importance of the effect on the critical temperature of the boson-boson and boson-fermion interactions is investigated as a function of the parameters of the mixture. The possible relevance of the shift of the transition temperature in current experiments on trapped Bose-Fermi mixtures is discussed. (letter to the editor)
Bose-Einstein condensation of dipolar excitons in quantum wells
Timofeev, V B; Gorbunov, A V, E-mail: timofeev@issp.ac.r [Institute of Solid State Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, 142432, Chernogolovka, Moscow region (Russian Federation)
2009-02-01
The experiments on Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) of dipolar (spatially-indirect) excitons in the lateral traps in GaAs/AlGaAs Schottky-diode heterostructures with double and single quantum wells are presented. The condensed part of dipolar excitons under detection in the far zone is placed in k-space in the range which is almost two orders of magnitude less than thermal exciton wave vector. BEC occurs spontaneously in a reservoir of thermalized excitons. Luminescence images of Bose-condensate of dipolar excitons exhibit along perimeter of circular trap axially symmetrical spatial structures of equidistant bright spots which strongly depend on excitation power and temperature. By means of two-beam interference experiments with the use of cw and pulsed photoexcitation it was found that the state of dipolar exciton Bose-condensate is spatially coherent and the whole patterned luminescence configuration in real space is described by a common wave function.
Dark soliton creation in Bose-Einstein condensates
Carr, L. D.; Brand, J.; Burger, S.; Sanpera, A.
2000-01-01
It is demonstrated that stable, standing dark solitons can be created in current dilute-gas Bose-Einstein condensate experiments by the proper combination of phase and density engineering. Other combinations result in a widely controllable range of grey solitons. The phonon contribution is small and is calculated precisely. The ensuing dynamics should be observable in situ, i.e. without ballistic expansion of the condensate.
Vortex Nucleation in a Stirred Bose-Einstein Condensate
Raman, C.; Abo-Shaeer, J. R.; Vogels, J. M.; Xu, K.; Ketterle, W.
2001-01-01
We studied the nucleation of vortices in a Bose-Einstein condensate stirred by a laser beam. We observed the vortex cores using time-of-flight absorption imaging. By varying the size of the stirrer, we observed either discrete resonances or a broad response as a function of the frequency of the stirrer's motion. Stirring beams small compared to the condensate size generated vortices below the critical rotation frequency for the nucleation of surface modes, suggesting a local mechanism of gene...
Observation of Faraday Waves in a Bose-Einstein Condensate
Engels, P.; Atherton, C.; Hoefer, M. A.
2007-01-01
Faraday waves in a cigar-shaped Bose-Einstein condensate are created. It is shown that periodically modulating the transverse confinement, and thus the nonlinear interactions in the BEC, excites small amplitude longitudinal oscillations through a parametric resonance. It is also demonstrated that even without the presence of a continuous drive, an initial transverse breathing mode excitation of the condensate leads to spontaneous pattern formation in the longitudinal direction. Finally, the e...
Photon-photon gates in Bose-Einstein condensates
Rispe, Arnaud; He, Bing; Simon, Christoph
2010-01-01
It has recently been shown that light can be stored in Bose-Einstein condensates for over a second. Here we propose a method for realizing a controlled phase gate between two stored photons. The photons are both stored in the ground state of the effective trapping potential inside the condensate. The collision-induced interaction is enhanced by adiabatically increasing the trapping frequency and by using a Feshbach resonance. A controlled phase shift of $\\pi$ can be achieved in one second.
Vacuum quark condensate, chiral Lagrangian, and Bose-Einstein statistics
In a series of articles it was recently claimed that the quantum chromodynamic (QCD) condensates are not the properties of the vacuum but of the hadrons and are confined inside them. We point out that this claim is incompatible with the chiral Lagrangian and Bose-Einstein statistics of the Goldstone bosons (pions) in chiral limit and conclude that the quark condensate must be the property of the QCD vacuum.
Quantum Spin Nematic States in Bose-Einstein Condensates
Zhou, Fei
2001-01-01
We review some recent results on discrete symmetries and topological order in spinor Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) of $^{23}Na$. For spin one bosons with two-body scatterings dominated by a total spin equal to two channel, the BECs are in quantum spin nematic states at a low density limit. We study spin correlations in condensates at different limits and analyze hidde$ symmetries using a non-perturbative approach developed recently. We further more investigate the influence of hidden $Z_2$...
Rate limit for photoassociation of a Bose-Einstein condensate
Javanainen, Juha; Mackie, Matt
2001-01-01
We simulate numerically the photodissociation of molecules into noncondensate atom pairs that accompanies photoassociation of an atomic Bose-Einstein condensate into a molecular condensate. Such rogue photodissociation sets a limit on the achievable rate of photoassociation. Given the atom density \\rho and mass m, the limit is approximately 6\\hbar\\rho^{2/3}/m. At low temperatures this is a more stringent restriction than the unitary limit of scattering theory.
Exact Hydrodynamics of a Trapped Dipolar Bose-Einstein Condensate
Eberlein, C.C.; O'Dell, D. H. J.; Giovanazzi, S.
2004-01-01
We present exact results in the Thomas-Fermi regime for the statics and dynamics of a harmonically trapped Bose-Einstein condensate that has dipole-dipole interactions in addition to the usual s-wave contact interactions. Remarkably, despite the nonlocal and anisotropic nature of the dipolar interactions, the density profile in a general time-dependent harmonic trap is an inverted parabola. The evolution of the condensate radii is governed by local, ordinary differential equations, and as an ...
Anisotropic Bose-Einstein condensates and completely integrable dynamical systems
A Gaussian ansatz for the wave function of two-dimensional harmonically trapped anisotropic Bose-Einstein condensates is shown to lead, via a variational procedure, to a coupled system of two second-order, nonlinear ordinary differential equations. This dynamical system is shown to be in the general class of Ermakov systems. Complete integrability of the resulting Ermakov system is proven. Using the exact solution, collapse of the condensate is analyzed in detail. Time dependence of the trapping potential is allowed
Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluidity
Pitaevskii, Lev
2016-01-01
This volume introduces the basic concepts of Bose–Einstein condensation and superfluidity. It makes special reference to the physics of ultracold atomic gases; an area in which enormous experimental and theoretical progress has been achieved in the last twenty years. Various theoretical approaches to describing the physics of interacting bosons and of interacting Fermi gases, giving rise to bosonic pairs and hence to condensation, are discussed in detail, both in uniform and harmonically trapped configurations. Special focus is given to the comparison between theory and experiment, concerning various equilibrium, dynamic, thermodynamic, and superfluid properties of these novel systems. The volume also includes discussions of ultracold gases in dimensions, quantum mixtures, and long-range dipolar interactions.
Einstein--de Haas Effect in Dipolar Bose-Einstein Condensates
Kawaguchi, Yuki; Saito, Hiroki; Ueda, Masahito
2005-01-01
The general properties of the order parameter for a dipolar spinor Bose-Einstein condensate are discussed based on symmetries of interactions. An initially spin-polarized dipolar condensate is shown to dynamically generate a non-singular vortex via spin-orbit interactions -- a phenomenon reminiscent of the Einstein--de Haas effect in ferromagnets.
Bose-Einstein condensation for general dispersion relations
Bose-Einstein condensation in an ideal (i.e. interactionless) boson gas can be studied analytically, at university-level statistical and solid state physics, in any positive dimensionality (d>0) for identical bosons with any positive-exponent (s>0) energy-momentum (i.e. dispersion) relation. Explicit formulae with arbitrary d/s are discussed for: the critical temperature (non-zero only if d/s>1); the condensate fraction; the internal energy; and the constant-volume specific heat (found to possess a jump discontinuity only if d/s>2). Classical results are recovered at sufficiently high temperatures. Applications to 'ordinary' Bose-Einstein condensation, as well as to photons, phonons, ferro- and antiferromagnetic magnons, and (very specially) to Cooper pairs in superconductivity, are mentioned. (author)
Probing a Bose-Einstein Condensate with an Atom Laser
Döring, D.; Robins, N. P.; Figl, C.; Close, J. D.
2008-01-01
A pulsed atom laser derived from a Bose-Einstein condensate is used to probe a second target condensate. The target condensate scatters the incident atom laser pulse. From the spatial distribution of scattered atoms, one can infer important properties of the target condensate and its interaction with the probe pulse. As an example, we measure the s-wave scattering length that, in low energy collisions, describes the interaction between the |F=1,m_F=-1> and |F=2,m_F=0> hyperfine ground states ...
Critical temperature of Bose-Einstein condensation in trapped atomic Bose-Fermi mixtures
Albus, Alexander P.; Giorgini, Stefano; Illuminati, Fabrizio; Viverit, Luciano
2002-01-01
We calculate the shift in the critical temperature of Bose-Einstein condensation for a dilute Bose-Fermi mixture confined by a harmonic potential to lowest order in both the Bose-Bose and Bose-Fermi coupling constants. The relative importance of the effect on the critical temperature of the boson-boson and boson-fermion interactions is investigated as a function of the parameters of the mixture. The possible relevance of the shift of the transition temperature in current experiments on trappe...
Ultracold Bose Gases in 1D Disorder: From Lifshits Glass to Bose-Einstein Condensate
Lugan, Pierre; Clément, David; Bouyer, Philippe; Aspect, Alain; Lewenstein, Maciej; Sanchez-Palencia, Laurent
2007-01-01
We study an ultracold Bose gas in the presence of 1D disorder for repulsive inter-atomic interactions varying from zero to the Thomas-Fermi regime. We show that for weak interactions the Bose gas populates a finite number of localized single-particle Lifshits states, while for strong interactions a delocalized disordered Bose-Einstein condensate is formed. We discuss the schematic quantum-state diagram and derive the equations of state for various regimes.
Bose-Einstein condensation of atoms and photons
Bose-Einstein condensation has now been observed in diverse physical systems, starting from liquid Helium, excitons, to alkali atoms at nanokelvin temperature. The trapped cold atoms have provided an ideal venue for exploring fascinating ideas, ranging from Kosterlitz- Thouless (KT) phase transition, metal-insulator quantum phase transition to the realization of Abelian and non- Abelian gauge fields and solitonic excitations, in a controlled environment. Here, after a brief introduction to condensation phenomena in free space and trap, we explicate the working of the magneto optical trap, the work horse of the cold-atom laboratories. Subsequently, we illustrate the properties of experimentally realized dark, bright and grey solitons in the cigar shaped Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC). Focusing on a pan-cake type BEC in two dimensions, the basic aspects of the unique vortex excitations on a plane is elaborated, from which the Kosterlitz-Thouless phase transition follows, when the bound vortex-anti-vortex pairs unbind at TKT. We then describe the recent realization of Bose-Einstein condensation of the ubiquitous photons at room temperature. (author)
Solitons, Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluidity in He II
The analytic form of a wave propagating with a constant velocity and a permanent profile is inferred for a weakly interacting Bose gas, using an exact (rather than asymptotic) solution of the field equation of the self-consistent Hartree model. The significance of this approach is indicated, especially when realistic interatomic potentials are used. In addition, the general relation between solitons and Bose-Einstein condensation is underlined by invoking the profound insight recently acquired in studies of the quantum liquids involved in the living state. It is concluded that solitons may occur in He II, and may play a significant role in the phenomena of superfluidity. (author)
Scalar field as a Bose-Einstein condensate?
We discuss the analogy between a classical scalar field with a self-interacting potential, in a curved spacetime described by a quasi-bounded state, and a trapped Bose-Einstein condensate. In this context, we compare the Klein-Gordon equation with the Gross-Pitaevskii equation. Moreover, the introduction of a curved background spacetime endows, in a natural way, an equivalence to the Gross-Pitaevskii equation with an explicit confinement potential. The curvature also induces a position dependent self-interaction parameter. We exploit this analogy by means of the Thomas-Fermi approximation, commonly used to describe the Bose-Einstein condensate, in order to analyze the quasi bound scalar field distribution surrounding a black hole
All optical cooling of $^{39}$K to Bose Einstein condensation
Salomon, Guillaume; Lepoutre, Steven; Aspect, Alain; Bourdel, Thomas
2014-01-01
We report the all-optical production of Bose Einstein condensates (BEC) of $^{39}$K atoms. We directly load $3 \\times 10^{7}$ atoms in a large volume optical dipole trap from gray molasses on the D1 transition. We then apply a small magnetic quadrupole field to polarize the sample before transferring the atoms in a tightly confining optical trap. Evaporative cooling is finally performed close to a Feshbach resonance to enhance the scattering length. Our setup allows to cross the BEC threshold with $3 \\times 10^5$ atoms every 7s. As an illustration of the interest of the tunability of the interactions we study the expansion of Bose-Einstein condensates in the 1D to 3D crossover.
Scalar field as a Bose-Einstein condensate?
Castellanos, Elías; Escamilla-Rivera, Celia [Mesoamerican Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP regional headquarters in Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico), Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas, Carretera Zapata Km. 4, Real del Bosque (Terán), 29040, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas (Mexico); Macías, Alfredo [Departamento de Física, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, A.P. 55-534, Mexico D.F. 09340 (Mexico); Núñez, Darío, E-mail: ecastellanos@mctp.mx, E-mail: cescamilla@mctp.mx, E-mail: amac@xanum.uam.mx, E-mail: nunez@nucleares.unam.mx [Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Circuito Exterior C.U., A.P. 70-543, México D.F. 04510 (Mexico)
2014-11-01
We discuss the analogy between a classical scalar field with a self-interacting potential, in a curved spacetime described by a quasi-bounded state, and a trapped Bose-Einstein condensate. In this context, we compare the Klein-Gordon equation with the Gross-Pitaevskii equation. Moreover, the introduction of a curved background spacetime endows, in a natural way, an equivalence to the Gross-Pitaevskii equation with an explicit confinement potential. The curvature also induces a position dependent self-interaction parameter. We exploit this analogy by means of the Thomas-Fermi approximation, commonly used to describe the Bose-Einstein condensate, in order to analyze the quasi bound scalar field distribution surrounding a black hole.
Interferometry with Bose-Einstein Condensates in Microgravity
Müntinga, H; Krutzik, M; Wenzlawski, A; Arnold, S; Becker, D; Bongs, K; Dittus, H; Duncker, H; Gaaloul, N; Gherasim, C; Giese, E; Grzeschik, C; Hänsch, T W; Hellmig, O; Herr, W; Herrmann, S; Kajari, E; Kleinert, S; Lämmerzahl, C; Lewoczko-Adamczyk, W; Malcolm, J; Meyer, N; Nolte, R; Peters, A; Popp, M; Reichel, J; Roura, A; Rudolph, J; Schiemangk, M; Schneider, M; Seidel, S T; Sengstock, K; Tamma, V; Valenzuela, T; Vogel, A; Walser, R; Wendrich, T; Windpassinger, P; Zeller, W; van Zoest, T; Ertmer, W; Schleich, W P; Rasel, E M
2013-01-01
Atom interferometers covering macroscopic domains of space-time are a spectacular manifestation of the wave nature of matter. Due to their unique coherence properties, Bose-Einstein condensates are ideal sources for an atom interferometer in extended free fall. In this paper we report on the realization of an asymmetric Mach-Zehnder interferometer operated with a Bose-Einstein condensate in microgravity. The resulting interference pattern is similar to the one in the far-field of a double-slit and shows a linear scaling with the time the wave packets expand. We employ delta-kick cooling in order to enhance the signal and extend our atom interferometer. Our experiments demonstrate the high potential of interferometers operated with quantum gases for probing the fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics and general relativity.
Vortices in Attractive Bose-Einstein Condensates in Two Dimensions
The form and stability of quantum vortices in Bose-Einstein condensates with attractive atomic interactions is elucidated. They appear as ring bright solitons, and are a generalization of the Townes soliton to nonzero winding number m. An infinite sequence of radially excited stationary states appear for each value of m, which are characterized by concentric matter-wave rings separated by nodes, in contrast to repulsive condensates, where no such set of states exists. It is shown that robustly stable as well as unstable regimes may be achieved in confined geometries, thereby suggesting that vortices and their radial excited states can be observed in experiments on attractive condensates in two dimensions
Distillation of a one-dimensional Bose-Einstein condensate
We study the dynamics of a one-dimensional Bose-Einstein condensate located in a time-dependent double-well trapping potential. In particular we investigate the way the system discovers existence of a ground state created in the new deeper well. It was shown that the transfer of the system into the minimum of the potential is triggered by the appearance of the condensate in the new well. Only then the thermal cloud follows the condensed part. During the transfer the eigenvectors of the single-particle density matrix have components localized simultaneously in both wells, which indicates a partial coherence between the two parts of the system.
Behaviour of Rotating Bose-Einstein Condensates Under Shrinking
ZHAI Hui; ZHOU Qi
2005-01-01
@@ When the repulsive interaction strength between atoms decreases, the size of a rotating Bose-Einstein condensate will consequently shrink. We find that the rotational frequency will increase during the shrinking of condensate,which is a quantum mechanical analogy to ballet dancing. Compared to a non-rotating condensate, the size of a rotating BEC will eventually be satiated at a finite value when the interaction strength is gradually reduced.We also calculate the vortex dynamics induced by the atomic current, and discuss the difference of vortex dynamics in this case and that observed in a recent experiment carried out by the JILA group [Phys. Rev. Lett.90 (2003) 170405].
Photoassociation of sodium in a Bose-Einstein condensate
We form ultracold Na2 molecules by single-photon photoassociation of a Bose-Einstein condensate, measuring the photoassociation rate, linewidth, and light shift of the J=1 , v=135 vibrational level of the A1Σ+u molecular state. The photoassociation rate constant increases linearly with intensity, even where it is predicted that many-body effects might limit the rate. Our observations are in good agreement with a two-body theory having no free parameters
Bose-Einstein condensation of magnons in spin pumping systems
NAKATA, KOUKI; Korai, Yusuke
2013-01-01
We clarify the condition for the occurrence of magnon Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) in spin pumping systems without using external pumping magnetic fields. The Goldstone model is generalized and the stability of the vacuum is closely investigated. By applying the generalized Goldstone model to spin pumping systems, the condition for the experimental realization of the stable magnon BEC in spin pumping systems is theoretically proposed.
Relaxation rates and collision integrals for Bose-Einstein condensates
Gust, Erich D.; Reichl, L. E.
2012-01-01
Near equilibrium, the rate of relaxation to equilibrium and the transport properties of excitations (bogolons) in a dilute Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) are determined by three collision integrals, $\\mathcal{G}^{12}$, $\\mathcal{G}^{22}$, and $\\mathcal{G}^{31}$. All three collision integrals conserve momentum and energy during bogolon collisions, but only $ \\mathcal{G}^{22}$ conserves bogolon number. Previous works have considered the contribution of only two collision integrals, $ \\mathcal{G...
Spin turbulence in spinor Bose-Einstein condensates
Tsubota, Makoto; Fujimoto, Kazuya
2013-01-01
We summarize the recent theoretical and numerical works on spin turbulence (ST) in spin-1 spinor Bose-Einstein condensates. When the system is excited from the ground state, it goes through hy- drodynamic instability to ST in which the spin density vector has various disordered direction. The properties of ST depend on whether the spin-dependent interaction is ferromagnetic or antiferro- magnetic. ST has some characteristics different from other kinds of turbulence in quantum fluids. Firstly,...
Tunable Bistability in Hybrid Bose-Einstein Condensate Optomechanics
Kashif Ammar Yasir; Wu-Ming Liu
2015-01-01
Cavity-optomechanics, a rapidly developing area of research, has made a remarkable progress. A stunning manifestation of optomechanical phenomena is in exploiting the mechanical effects of light to couple the optical degree of freedom with mechanical degree of freedom. In this report, we investigate the controlled bistable dynamics of such hybrid optomechanical system composed of cigar-shaped Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) trapped inside high-finesse optical cavity with one moving-end mirror ...
A Bose-Einstein condensate in a microtrap
We describe an experiment to create a sizable 87Rb Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) in a simple magnetic microtrap, created by a current through a Z-shaped wire and a homogeneous bias field. The BEC is created close to a reflecting surface. It is an ideal coherent source for experiments with cold atoms close to surfaces, be it small-volume microtraps or directly studying the interactions between cold atoms and a warm surface
Qubit Residence Time Measurements with a Bose-Einstein Condensate
Sokolovski, Dmitri
2009-01-01
We show that an electrostatic qubit located near a Bose-Einstein condensate trapped in a symmetric double-well potential can be used to measure the duration the qubit has spent in one of its quantum states. The stronq, medium and weak measurement regimes are analysed and a new type of Zeno effect is discussed. The analogy between the residence and the traversal (tunnelling) times is highlighted.
Modulated amplitude waves in Bose-Einstein condensates
We analyze spatiotemporal structures in the Gross-Pitaevskii equation to study the dynamics of quasi-one-dimensional Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) with mean-field interactions. A coherent structure ansatz yields a parametrically forced nonlinear oscillator, to which we apply Lindstedt's method and multiple-scale perturbation theory to determine the dependence of the intensity of periodic orbits ('modulated amplitude waves') on their wave number. We explore BEC band structure in detail using Hamiltonian perturbation theory and supporting numerical simulations
Geometrical pumping with a Bose-Einstein condensate
Lu, Hsin-I; Schemmer, Max; Aycock, Lauren M.; Genkina, Dina; Sugawa, Seiji; Spielman, Ian B.
2015-01-01
We realized a quantum geometric "charge" pump for a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) in the lowest Bloch band of a novel bipartite magnetic lattice. Topological charge pumps in filled bands yield quantized pumping set by the global -- topological -- properties of the bands. In contrast, our geometric charge pump for a BEC occupying just a single crystal momentum state exhibits non-quantized charge pumping set by local -- geometrical -- properties of the band structure. Like topological charge p...
Spin-Mixing Interferometry with Bose-Einstein Condensates.
Gabbrielli, Marco; Pezzè, Luca; Smerzi, Augusto
2015-10-16
Unstable spinor Bose-Einstein condensates are ideal candidates to create nonlinear three-mode interferometers. Our analysis goes beyond the standard SU(1,1) parametric approach and therefore provides the regime of parameters where sub-shot-noise sensitivities can be reached with respect to the input total average number of particles. Decoherence due to particle losses and finite detection efficiency are also considered. PMID:26550872
Simple method for collective excitation of Bose-Einstein condensate
Damski, B; Sacha, K; Zakrzewski, J; Damski, Bogdan; Karkuszewski, Zbyszek P.; Sacha, Krzysztof; Zakrzewski, Jakub
2002-01-01
An appropriate, time-dependent modification of the trapping potential may be sufficient to create effectively collective excitations in a cold atom Bose-Einstein condensate. The proposed method is complementary to earlier suggestions and should allow creating both dark solitons and vortices. It seems to be quite feasible experimentally --- it requires only a proper change in time of the potential in atomic traps, as realized in laboratories already.
Generation and interaction of solitons in Bose-Einstein condensates
Burger, S.; Carr, L. D.; Ohberg, P.; Sengstock, K.; Sanpera, A.
2002-01-01
Generation, interaction and detection of dark solitons in Bose-Einstein condensates is considered. In particular, we focus on the dynamics resulting from phase imprinting and density engineering. The generation of soliton pairs as well as their interaction is also considered. Finally, motivated by the recent experimental results of Cornish et al. (Phys. Rev Lett. 85, 1795, 2000), we analyze the stability of dark solitons under changes of the scattering length and thereby demonstrate a new way...
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Dark Matter Axions
Sikivie, P.; Yang, Q.
2009-01-01
We show that cold dark matter axions thermalize and form a Bose-Einstein condensate. We obtain the axion state in a homogeneous and isotropic universe, and derive the equations governing small axion perturbations. Because they form a BEC, axions differ from ordinary cold dark matter in the non-linear regime of structure formation and upon entering the horizon. Axion BEC provides a mechanism for the production of net overall rotation in dark matter halos, and for the alignment of cosmic microw...
Bose-Einstein condensation in antiferromagnets at low temperatures
The Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) was predicted by Einstein in 1925 and this effect is characterized by the formation of a collective quantum state, when macroscopic number of particles is governed by a single wave function. The BEC of magnons was discovered experimentally in superfluid phase of 3He. In the present work we report our progress on the BEC of magnons investigations in solid antiferromagnets at low temperatures by magnetic resonance methods. The duration of the FID signal in two samples of easy-plane antiferromagnets CsMnF3 has been studied. Obtained data confirm the formation of magnon BEC in antiferromagnet CsMnF3
85Rb tunable-interaction Bose-Einstein condensate machine
We describe our experimental setup for creating stable Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) of 85Rb with tunable interparticle interactions. We use sympathetic cooling with 87Rb in two stages, initially in a tight Ioffe-Pritchard magnetic trap and subsequently in a weak, large-volume, crossed optical dipole trap, using the 155 G Feshbach resonance to manipulate the elastic and inelastic scattering properties of the 85Rb atoms. Typical 85Rb condensates contain 4x104 atoms with a scattering length of a=+200a0. Many aspects of the design presented here could be adapted to other dual-species BEC machines, including those involving degenerate Fermi-Bose mixtures. Our minimalist apparatus is well suited to experiments on dual-species and spinor Rb condensates, and has several simplifications over the 85Rb BEC machine at JILA, which we discuss at the end of this article.
Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen correlations from colliding Bose-Einstein condensates
Kofler, Johannes; Singh, Mandip; Ebner, Maximilian; Keller, Michael; Kotyrba, Mateusz; Zeilinger, Anton
2012-01-01
We propose an experiment which can demonstrate quantum correlations in a physical scenario as discussed in the seminal work of Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen. Momentum-entangled massive particles are produced via the four-wave mixing process of two colliding Bose-Einstein condensates. The particles' quantum correlations can be shown in a double double-slit experiment or via ghost interference.
Stability of trapped Bose-Einstein condensates in one-dimensional tilted optical lattice potential
Fang Jian-Shu; Liao Xiang-Ping
2011-01-01
Using the direct perturbation technique, this paper obtains a general perturbed solution of the Bose-Einstein condensates trapped in one-dimensional tilted optical lattice potential. We also gave out two necessary and sufficient conditions for boundedness of the perturbed solution. Theoretical analytical results and the corresponding numerical results show that the perturbed solution of the Bose-Einstein condensate system is unbounded in general and indicate that the Bose-Einstein condensates are Lyapunov-unstable. However, when the conditions for boundedness of the perturbed solution are satisfied, then the Bose-Einstein condensates are Lyapunov-stable.
Vortices and ring solitons in Bose-Einstein condensates
The form and stability properties of axisymmetric and spherically symmetric stationary states in two and three dimensions, respectively, are elucidated for Bose-Einstein condensates. These states include the ground state, central vortices, and radial excitations of both. The latter are called ring solitons in two dimensions and spherical shells in three. The nonlinear Schroedinger equation is taken as the fundamental model; both extended and harmonically trapped condensates are considered. It is found that the instability times of ring solitons can be long compared to experimental time scales, making them effectively stable over the lifetime of an experiment
Observation of Faraday Waves in a Bose-Einstein Condensate
Engels, Peter; Atherton, Collin; Hoefer, Mark
2007-06-01
Faraday waves in a cigar-shaped Bose-Einstein condensate are created. It is shown that periodically modulating the transverse confinement, and thus the nonlinear interactions in the BEC, excites small amplitude longitudinal oscillations through a parametric resonance. It is also demonstrated that even without the presence of a continuous drive, an initial transverse breathing mode excitation of the condensate leads to spontaneous pattern formation in the longitudinal direction. Finally, the effects of strongly driving the transverse breathing mode with large amplitude are investigated. In this case, impact-oscillator behavior and intriguing nonlinear dynamics, including the gradual emergence of multiple longitudinal modes, are observed.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Photons and Photon Pairs
张建军; 袁建辉; 张俊佩; 成泽
2012-01-01
We investigate the Bose-Einstein condensation of photons and photon pairs in a two-dimension optical microcavity. We find that in the paraxial approximation, the mixed gas of photons and photon pairs is formally equivalent to a two dimension system of massive bosons with non-vanishing chemical potential, which implies the existence of two possible condensate phase. We also discuss the quantum phase transition of the system and obtain the critical point analytically. Moreover, we find that the quantum phase transition of the system can be interpreted as second harmonic generation.
Bose-Einstein condensation of alkaline earth atoms: $^{40}${Ca}
Kraft, Sebastian; Vogt, Felix; Appel, Oliver; Riehle, Fritz; Sterr, Uwe
2009-01-01
We have achieved Bose-Einstein condensation of $^{40}$Ca, the first for an alkaline earth element. The influence of elastic and inelastic collisions associated with the large ground state s-wave scattering length of $^{40}$Ca was measured. From these findings, an optimized loading and cooling scheme was developed that allowed us to condense about $2 \\cdot 10^4$ atoms after laser cooling in a two-stage magneto-optical trap and subsequent forced evaporation in a crossed dipole trap within less ...
High visibility gravimetry with a Bose-Einstein condensate
Debs, J E; Barter, T H; Döring, D; Dennis, G R; McDonald, G; Robins, N P; Close, J D
2010-01-01
We present results from an atomic gravimeter using a Bose-Einstein condensate with fringe visibility up to 85%. A direct comparison with a thermal state displays a significant increase in visibility for a condensed source. We do not observe any detrimental effects of atom-atom interactions, provided the cloud is allowed to reach the ballistic free-expansion regime. By increasing the space-time area enclosed by our interferometer using large-momentum-transfer beamsplitters, we achieve a precision of 17 ppm in a measurement of the local acceleration due to gravity.
Characterisation of the dynamical quantum state of a zero temperature Bose-Einstein condensate
Rogel-Salazar, J.; Choi, S.; New, G. H. C.; Burnett, K.
2003-01-01
We describe the quantum state of a Bose-Einstein condensate at zero temperature. By evaluating the Q-function we show that the ground state of Bose-Einstein condensate under the Hartree approximation is squeezed. We find that multimode Schroedinger cat states are generated as the condensate evolves in a ballistic expansion.
Collapse of Bose-Einstein condensate with dipole-dipole interactions
Lushnikov, Pavel M.
2002-01-01
A dynamics of Bose-Einstein condensate of a gas of bosonic particles with long-range dipole-dipole interactions in a harmonic trap is studied. Sufficient analytical criteria are found both for catastrophic collapse of Bose-Einstein condensate and for long-time condensate existence. Analytical criteria are compared with variational analysis.
Transition of a mesoscopic bosonic gas into a Bose-Einstein condensate
Schelle, Alexej
2011-01-01
The condensate number distribution during the transition of a dilute, weakly interacting gas of N=200 bosonic atoms into a Bose-Einstein condensate is modeled within number conserving master equation theory of Bose-Einstein condensation. Initial strong quantum fluctuations occuring during the exponential cycle of condensate growth reduce in a subsequent saturation stage, before the Bose gas finally relaxes towards the Gibbs-Boltzmann equilibrium.
Bose-Einstein graviton condensate in a Schwarzschild black hole
Alfaro, Jorge; Gabbanelli, Luciano
2016-01-01
We analyze in detail a previous proposal by Dvali and G\\'omez that black holes could be treated as consisting of a Bose-Einstein condensate of gravitons. In order to do so we extend the Einstein-Hilbert action with a chemical potential-like term, thus placing ourselves in a grand-canonical ensemble. The form and characteristics of this chemical potential-like piece are discussed in some detail. After this, we proceed to expand the ensuing equations of motion up to second order around the classical Schwarzschild metric so that some non-linear terms in the metric fluctuation are kept. We argue that the resulting equations could be interpreted as the Gross-Pitaevskii equation describing a graviton Bose-Einstein condensate trapped by the black hole gravitational field. Next we search for solutions and, modulo some very plausible assumptions, we find out that the condensate vanishes outside the horizon but is non-zero in its interior. Based on hints from a numerical integration of the equations we formulate an ans...
Bose –Einstein Condensation in Complex networks related to Consciousness
Monendra Grover,
2011-04-01
Full Text Available Many complex systems such as World Wide Web, business and citation networks have been shown to follow Bose statistics and can undergo Bose-Einstein condensation. In this paper it is shown that neural networks connected by gap junctions may also follow Bose statistics and undergo Bose-Einstein condensation. The neural networks have been shown to be important in maintaining neural synchrony which in turn has been implicated in consciousness.
High temperature Bose-Einstein condensation
Begun, Viktor V
2016-01-01
The indications of a possible pion condensation at the LHC are summarized. The condensation is predicted by the non-equilibrium hadronization model for 2.76 TeV Pb+Pb collisions at the LHC. The model solves the proton/pion puzzle and reproduces the low $p_T$ enhancement of the pion spectra, as well as the spectra of protons and antiprotons, charged kaons, $K^0_S$, $K^*(892)^0$ and $\\phi(1020)$. The obtained parameters allow to estimate the amount of pion condensate on the level of 5\\% from the total number of pions at the LHC. The condensate is located at $p_T<250$ MeV.
Bose-Einstein condensation as an alternative to inflation
Das, Saurya
2015-01-01
It was recently shown that gravitons with a very small mass should have formed a Bose-Einstein condensate in the very early Universe, whose density and quantum potential can account for the dark matter and dark energy in the Universe respectively. Here we show that the condensation can also naturally explain the observed large scale homogeneity and isotropy of the Universe. Furthermore gravitons continue to fall into their ground state within the condensate at every epoch, accounting for the observed flatness of space at cosmological distances scales. Finally, we argue that the density perturbations due to quantum fluctuations within the condensate give rise to a scale invariant spectrum. This therefore provides a viable alternative to inflation, which is not associated with the well-known problems associated with the latter.
Avalanches in a Bose-Einstein condensate
Schuster, J; A. Marte; Amtage, S; Sang, B.; Rempe, G.; Beijerinck, HCW Herman
2001-01-01
Collisional avalanches are identified to be responsible for an 8-fold increase of the initial loss rate of a large 87-Rb condensate. We show that the collisional opacity of an ultra-cold gas exhibits a critical value. When exceeded, losses due to inelastic collisions are substantially enhanced. Under these circumstances, reaching the hydrodynamic regime in conventional BEC experiments is highly questionable.
Quantum Mass Acquisition in Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensates
Phuc, Nguyen Thanh; Kawaguchi, Yuki; Ueda, Masahito
2014-12-01
Quantum mass acquisition, in which a massless (quasi)particle becomes massive due to quantum corrections, is predicted to occur in several subfields of physics. However, its experimental observation remains elusive since the emergent energy gap is too small. We show that a spinor Bose-Einstein condensate is an excellent candidate for the observation of such a peculiar phenomenon as the energy gap turns out to be 2 orders of magnitude larger than the zero-point energy. This extraordinarily large energy gap is a consequence of the dynamical instability. The propagation velocity of the resultant massive excitation mode is found to be decreased by the quantum corrections as opposed to phonons.
Atomic Tunnelling Dynamics of Two Squeezed Bose-Einstein Condensates
LI Jin-Hui; KUANG Le-Man
2003-01-01
In this paper, tunnelling dynamics of squeezed Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC's) in the presence of the nonlinear self-interaction of each species, the interspecies nonlinear interaction, and the Josephson-like tunnelling interaction is investigated by using the second quantization approach. The influence of BEC squeezing on macroscopic quantum self-trapping (MQST) and quantum coherent atomic tunnelling is analyzed in detail. It is shown that the MQST and coherent atomic tunnelling between two squeezed BEC's can be manipulated through changing squeezing amplitude and squeezing phase of BEC squeezed states.
Pumping of twin-trap Bose-Einstein condensates
Steel, M. J.; Walls, D. F.
1997-01-01
We consider extensions of the twin-trap Bose-Einstein condensate system of Javaneinen and Yoo [Phys. Rev. Lett., 76, 161--164 (1996)] to include pumping and output couplers. Such a system permits a continual outflow of two beams of atoms with a relative phase coherence maintained by the detection process. We study this system for two forms of thermal pumping, both with and without the influence of inter-atomic collisions. We also examine the effects of pumping on the phenomenon of collapses a...
Observation of Weak Collapse in a Bose-Einstein Condensate
Eigen, Christoph; Suleymanzade, Aziza; Navon, Nir; Hadzibabic, Zoran; Smith, Robert P
2016-01-01
We study the collapse of an attractive atomic Bose-Einstein condensate prepared in the uniform potential an optical-box trap. We characterise the critical point for collapse and the collapse dynamics, observing universal behaviour in agreement with theoretical expectations. Most importantly, we observe a clear experimental signature of the counterintuitive weak collapse, namely that making the system more unstable can result in a smaller particle loss. We experimentally determine the scaling laws that govern the weak-collapse atom loss, providing a benchmark for the general theories of nonlinear wave phenomena.
Cooling of a Bose-Einstein Condensate by Spin Distillation.
Naylor, B; Maréchal, E; Huckans, J; Gorceix, O; Pedri, P; Vernac, L; Laburthe-Tolra, B
2015-12-11
We propose and experimentally demonstrate a new cooling mechanism leading to purification of a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC). Our scheme starts with a BEC polarized in the lowest energy spin state. Spin excited states are thermally populated by lowering the single particle energy gap set by the magnetic field. Then, these spin-excited thermal components are filtered out, which leads to an increase of the BEC fraction. We experimentally demonstrate such cooling for a spin 3 ^{52}Cr dipolar BEC. Our scheme should be applicable to Na or Rb, with the perspective to reach temperatures below 1 nK. PMID:26705630
Observation of solitonic vortices in Bose-Einstein condensates.
Donadello, Simone; Serafini, Simone; Tylutki, Marek; Pitaevskii, Lev P; Dalfovo, Franco; Lamporesi, Giacomo; Ferrari, Gabriele
2014-08-01
We observe solitonic vortices in an atomic Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) after free expansion. Clear signatures of the nature of such defects are the twisted planar density depletion around the vortex line, observed in absorption images, and the double dislocation in the interference pattern obtained through homodyne techniques. Both methods allow us to determine the sign of the quantized circulation. Experimental observations agree with numerical simulations. These solitonic vortices are the decay product of phase defects of the BEC order parameter spontaneously created after a rapid quench across the BEC transition in a cigar-shaped harmonic trap and are shown to have a very long lifetime. PMID:25148333
A Raman waveplate for spinor Bose-Einstein condensates.
Schultz, Justin T; Hansen, Azure; Bigelow, Nicholas P
2014-07-15
We demonstrate a waveplate for a pseudo-spin-1/2 Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) using a two-photon Raman interaction. The angle of the waveplate is set by the relative phase of the optical fields, and the retardance is controlled by the pulse area. The waveplate allows us to image maps of the Stokes parameters of a BEC and thereby measure its relative ground-state phase. We demonstrate the waveplate by measuring the Stokes parameters of a coreless vortex. PMID:25121704
Analytic vortex dynamics in an annular Bose-Einstein condensate
Toikka, L. A.; Suominen, K.-A.
2016-05-01
We consider analytically the dynamics of an arbitrary number and configuration of vortices in an annular Bose-Einstein condensate obtaining expressions for the free energy and vortex precession rates to logarithmic accuracy. We also obtain lower bounds for the lifetime of a single vortex in the annulus. Our results enable a closed-form analytic treatment of vortex-vortex interactions in the annulus that is exact in the incompressible limit. The incompressible hydrodynamics that is developed here paves the way for more general analytical treatments of vortex dynamics in non-simply-connected geometries.
Symmetry classification of spinor Bose-Einstein condensates
Kawaguchi, Yuki [Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Ueda, Masahito [Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Macroscopic Quantum Control Project, ERATO, JST, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)
2011-11-15
We propose a method for systematically finding ground states of spinor Bose-Einstein condensates by utilizing the symmetry properties of the system. By this method, we can find not only an inert state, whose symmetry is maximal in the manifold under consideration, but also a noninert state, which has lower symmetry and depends on the parameters in the Hamiltonian. We establish the symmetry-classification method for the spin-1, 2, and 3 cases at zero magnetic field, and find an additional phase in the last case. The properties of the vortices in the spin-3 system are also discussed.
Collisions of Dark Solitons in Elongated Bose-Einstein Condensates
We present experimental data showing the head-on collision of dark solitons generated in an elongated Bose-Einstein condensate. No discernable interaction can be recorded, in full agreement with the fundamental theoretical concepts of solitons as mutually transparent quasiparticles. Our soliton generation technique allows for the creation of solitons with different depths; hence, they can be distinguished and their trajectories be followed. Simulations of the 1D-Gross-Pitaevskii equation have been performed to compare the experiment with a mean-field description
Soliton Solutions in Three-Component Bose-Einstein Condensates
ZHANG Xiao-Fei; XIE Chong-Wei; WANG Shi-En
2007-01-01
We obtain soliton and plane wave solutions for the coupled nonlinear Schr(o)dinger equations, which describe the dynamics of the three-component Bose-Einstein condensates by using the Hirota method. Meanwhile we find that the system which has attractive atomic interaction will only possess a shape changing (inelastic) collision property due to intensity redistribution in the absence of the spin-exchange interaction. As a discussed example, we investigate the one-soliton, two-soliton solutions and collisional effects between bright two-soliotn solution, which lead to the intensity redistribution.
Motion of objects through dilute Bose-Einstein condensates
This paper discusses the motion of objects through quantum fluids described by the Gross Pitaevskii (GP) equation. The object moves without dissipation at velocities below a threshold which corresponds to the critical velocity for vortex nucleation. Above the critical velocity, vortex shedding is the dominant mechanism of energy transfer between the object and the fluid. We compare the predictions of the GP model with experiments on an oscillating laser beam in an alkali vapour Bose Einstein condensate and ions in superfluid helium-4. (orig.)
Propagation of Sound in a Bose-Einstein Condensate
Andrews, M.R.; Kurn, D.M.; Miesner, H.; Durfee, D.S.; Townsend, C.G.; Inouye, S.; Ketterle, W. [Department of Physics and Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)
1997-07-01
Sound propagation has been studied in a magnetically trapped dilute Bose-Einstein condensate. Localized excitations were induced by suddenly modifying the trapping potential using the optical dipole force of a focused laser beam. The resulting propagation of sound was observed using a novel technique, rapid sequencing of nondestructive phase-contrast images. The speed of sound was determined as a function of density and found to be consistent with Bogoliubov theory. This method may generally be used to observe high-lying modes and perhaps second sound. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}
Geometrical Pumping with a Bose-Einstein Condensate
Lu, H.-I.; Schemmer, M.; Aycock, L. M.; Genkina, D.; Sugawa, S.; Spielman, I. B.
2016-05-01
We realized a quantum geometric "charge" pump for a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) in the lowest Bloch band of a novel bipartite magnetic lattice. Topological charge pumps in filled bands yield quantized pumping set by the global—topological—properties of the bands. In contrast, our geometric charge pump for a BEC occupying just a single crystal momentum state exhibits nonquantized charge pumping set by local—geometrical—properties of the band structure. Like topological charge pumps, for each pump cycle we observed an overall displacement (here, not quantized) and a temporal modulation of the atomic wave packet's position in each unit cell, i.e., the polarization.
Stability of self-gravitating Bose-Einstein-Condensates
Schroven, Kris; Lämmerzahl, Claus
2015-01-01
We study the ground state and the first three radially excited states of a self-gravitating Bose-Einstein- Condensate with respect to the influence of two external parameters, the total mass and the strength of interactions between particles. For this we use the so-called Gross-Pitaevskii-Newton system. In this context we especially determine the case of very high total masses where the ground state solutions of the Gross-Pitaevskii- Newton system can be approximated with the Thomas-Fermi limit. Furthermore, stability properties of the computed radially excited states are examined by applying arguments of the catastrophe theory.
Dynamics of vortex dipoles in anisotropic Bose-Einstein condensates
We study the motion of a vortex dipole in a Bose-Einstein condensate confined to an anisotropic trap. We focus on a system of ODEs describing the vortices' motion, which is in turn a reduced model of the Gross-Pitaevskii equation describing the condensate's motion. Using a sequence of canonical changes of variables, we reduce the dimension and simplify the equations of motion. In this study, we uncover two interesting regimes. Near a family of periodic orbits known as guiding centers, we find that the dynamics is essentially that of a pendulum coupled to a linear oscillator, leading to stochastic reversals in the overall direction of rotation of the dipole. Near the separatrix orbit in the isotropic system, we find other families of periodic, quasi-periodic, and chaotic trajectories. In a neighborhood of the guiding center orbits, we derive an explicit iterated map that simplifies the problem further. Numerical calculations are used to illustrate the phenomena discovered through the analysis. Using the results from the reduced system, we are able to construct complex periodic orbits in the original, PDE, mean-field model for Bose-Einstein condensates, which corroborates the phenomenology observed in the reduced dynamical equations
Analogue gravitational phenomena in Bose-Einstein condensates
Finazzi, Stefano
2012-08-01
Analogue gravity is based on the simple observation that perturbations propagating in several physical systems can be described by a quantum field theory in a curved spacetime. While phenomena like Hawking radiation are hardly detectable in astrophysical black holes, these effects may be experimentally tested in analogue systems. In this Thesis, focusing on Bose-Einstein condensates, we present our recent results about analogue models of gravity from three main perspectives: as laboratory tests of quantum field theory in curved spacetime, for the techniques that they provide to address various issues in general relativity, and as toy models of quantum gravity. The robustness of Hawking-like particle creation is investigated in flows with a single black hole horizon. Furthermore, we find that condensates with two (white and black) horizons develop a dynamical instability known in general relativity as black hole laser effect. Using techniques borrowed from analogue gravity, we also show that warp drives, which are general relativistic spacetimes allowing faster-than-light travel, are unstable. Finally, the cosmological constant issue is investigated from an analogue gravity perspective and relativistic Bose-Einstein condensates are proposed as new analogue systems with novel interesting properties.
Planck, Photon Statistics, and Bose-Einstein Condensation
Greenberger, Daniel M; Scully, Marlan O; Svidzinsky, Anatoly A; Zubairy, M Suhail
2007-01-01
The interplay between optical and statistical physics is a rich and exciting field of study. Black body radiation was the first application of photon statistics, although it was initially treated as a problem of the cavity oscillators in equilibrium with the photon field. However Planck surprisingly resisted the idea that anything physical would be quantized for a long time after he had solved the problem. We trace this development. Then, after the invention of the laser itself, it proved difficult to develop a theory of laser action that could account for photon statistics, i.e. fluctuations near threshold. This was accomplished in 1965. After Bose-Einstein condensation was successfully achieved, the same problem arose in this case. The fluctuation problem had not been treated adequately even for the ideal Bose gas. However this problem has now been solved using the same techniques as in the theory of laser action.
Bose-Einstein condensation of indirect excitons in coupled quantum wells
Kavoulakis, G. M.
2002-01-01
We study the ground-state properties of a quasi-two-dimensional Bose-Einstein condensate of indirect excitons, which are confined in an anisotropic harmonic potential. Incorporating the interactions, we calculate the order parameter variationally. The difficulties in the detection of a Bose-Einstein condensate are also discussed, along with possible ways which would overcome them.
Coherence and Squeezing of Bose-Einstein Condensates in Double Wells
Yi, Xiao-jie
2016-05-01
We investigate coherence and squeezing of a two-mode Bose-Einstein condensate trapped in a double-well potential. By analytically deriving the form of coherence and numerically calculating the squeezing parameter, we show that the coherence and the squeezing may be controlled by adjusting some parameters of the two-mode Bose-Einstein condensate.
A general approach to the Bose-einstein condensation of neutral atoms with repellent interaction
A general approach to the Bose-Einstein condensation of neutral atoms with repellent interaction is presented. Especially in the case of free atoms (V = 0) with repellent interaction, an exact solution for the atom's wave function can be derived, and therefore the calculation of atom's Bose-Einstein condensation is completed
Kinetic approach to a relativistic Bose-Einstein condensate
Meistrenko, Alex; Zhou, Kai; Greiner, Carsten
2015-01-01
We apply a Boltzmann approach to the kinetic regime of a relativistic Bose-Einstein condensate of scalar bosons by decomposing the one-particle distribution function in a condensate part and a non-zero momentum part of excited modes, leading to a coupled set of evolution equations which are then solved efficiently with an adaptive higher order Runge-Kutta scheme. We compare our results to the partonic cascade Monte-Carlo simulation BAMPS for an underpopulated but far from equilibrium case of massless bosons. Motivated by the color glass condensate initial conditions in QCD with a strongly overpopulated initial glasma state, we also discuss the time evolution starting from an overpopulated initial distribution function of massive scalar bosons.
Power spectrum for the Bose-Einstein condensate dark matter
Velten, Hermano
2011-01-01
We assume that dark matter is composed of scalar particles that form a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) at some point during the cosmic evolution. Afterwards, cold dark matter is in the form of a condensate and behaves slightly different from the standard dark matter component. We study the large scale perturbative dynamics of the BEC dark matter in a model where this component coexists with baryonic matter and cosmological constant. The perturbative dynamics is studied using neo- Newtonian cosmology (where the pressure is dynamically relevant for the homogeneous and isotropic background) which is assumed to be correct for small values of the sound speed. We show that BEC dark matter effects can be seen in the matter power spectrum if the mass of the condensate particle lies in the range 15meV < m < 700meV leading to a small, but perceptible, excess of power at large scales.
Power spectrum for the Bose-Einstein condensate dark matter
Velten, Hermano, E-mail: velten@physik.uni-bielefeld.de [Departamento de Fisica, UFES, Vitoria, 29075-910 Espirito Santo (Brazil); Fakultaet fuer Physik, Universitaet Bielefeld, Postfach 100131, 33501 Bielefeld (Germany); Wamba, Etienne [Laboratory of Mechanics, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Yaounde I, P.O. Box 812, Yaounde (Cameroon)
2012-03-13
We assume that dark matter is composed of scalar particles that form a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) at some point during the cosmic evolution. Afterwards, cold dark matter is in the form of a condensate and behaves slightly different from the standard dark matter component. We study the large scale perturbative dynamics of the BEC dark matter in a model where this component coexists with baryonic matter and cosmological constant. The perturbative dynamics is studied using neo-Newtonian cosmology (where the pressure is dynamically relevant for the homogeneous and isotropic background) which is assumed to be correct for small values of the sound speed. We show that BEC dark matter effects can be seen in the matter power spectrum if the mass of the condensate particle lies in the range 15 MeV
Scanning Cryogenic Magnetometry with a Bose-Einstein Condensate
Straquadine, Joshua; Yang, Fan; Lev, Benjamin
2016-05-01
Microscopy techniques co-opted from nonlinear optics and high energy physics have complemented solid-state probes in elucidating exotic order manifest in condensed matter systems. We present a novel scanning magnetometer which adds the techniques of ultracold atomic physics to the condensed matter toolbox. Our device, the Scanning Quantum CRyogenic Atom Microscope (SQCRAMscope) uses a one-dimensional Bose-Einstein condensate of 87 Rb to image magnetic and electric fields near surfaces between room and cryogenic temperatures, and allows for rapid sample changes while retaining UHV compatibility for atomic experiments. We present our characterization of the spatial resolution and magnetic field sensitivity of the device, and discuss the advantages and applications of this magnetometry technique. In particular, we will discuss our plans for performing local transport measurements in technologically relevant materials such as Fe-based superconductors and topological insulators.
Bose-Einstein condensation of alkaline earth atoms: ;{40}Ca.
Kraft, Sebastian; Vogt, Felix; Appel, Oliver; Riehle, Fritz; Sterr, Uwe
2009-09-25
We have achieved Bose-Einstein condensation of ;{40}Ca, the first for an alkaline earth element. The influence of elastic and inelastic collisions associated with the large ground-state s-wave scattering length of ;{40}Ca was measured. From these findings, an optimized loading and cooling scheme was developed that allowed us to condense about 2 x 10;{4} atoms after laser cooling in a two-stage magneto-optical trap and subsequent forced evaporation in a crossed dipole trap within less than 3 s. The condensation of an alkaline earth element opens novel opportunities for precision measurements on the narrow intercombination lines as well as investigations of molecular states at the ;{1}S-;{3}P asymptotes. PMID:19905493
Cold Atoms and Bose-Einstein Condensates in Optical Dipole Potentials
Nes, Johanna
2008-01-01
In 1925, Einstein predicted the condensation of bosons into the ground state of the system for low (but finite) temperatures. Several phenomena, including superfluidity and superconductivity have been associated with Bose-Einstein condensation, but these systems interact strongly with their environment and pure Bose-Einstein condensation could not be established. It took 70 years, in which time the laser was discovered, and laser cooling techniques to manipulate atoms in a dilute atomic gas, ...
Dynamics of vortex dipoles in confined Bose-Einstein condensates
Torres, P.J. [Departamento de Matematica Aplicada, Universidad de Granada, 18071 Granada (Spain); Kevrekidis, P.G., E-mail: kevrekid@gmail.com [Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-4515 (United States); Frantzeskakis, D.J. [Department of Physics, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, Zografos, Athens 157 84 (Greece); Carretero-Gonzalez, R. [Nonlinear Dynamical System Group, Computational Science Research Center, and Department of Mathematics and Statistics, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-7720 (United States); Schmelcher, P. [Zentrum fuer Optische Quantentechnologien, Universitaet Hamburg, Luruper Chaussee 149, 22761 Hamburg (Germany); Hall, D.S. [Department of Physics, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002-5000 (United States)
2011-08-01
We present a systematic theoretical analysis of the motion of a pair of straight counter-rotating vortex lines within a trapped Bose-Einstein condensate. We introduce the dynamical equations of motion, identify the associated conserved quantities, and illustrate the integrability of the ensuing dynamics. The system possesses a stationary equilibrium as a special case in a class of exact solutions that consist of rotating guiding-center equilibria about which the vortex lines execute periodic motion; thus, the generic two-vortex motion can be classified as quasi-periodic. We conclude with an analysis of the linear and nonlinear stability of these stationary and rotating equilibria. -- Highlights: → A model describing the motion of a vortex dipole in a quasi two-dimensional trapped Bose-Einstein condensate is considered. → The model is integrable and the generic motion of the dipole is quasi-periodic. → Stationary and periodic (guiding-center) equilibria are identified. → Both equilibria are found to be dynamically stable.
Resistive flow in a weakly interacting Bose-Einstein condensate.
Jendrzejewski, F; Eckel, S; Murray, N; Lanier, C; Edwards, M; Lobb, C J; Campbell, G K
2014-07-25
We report the direct observation of resistive flow through a weak link in a weakly interacting atomic Bose-Einstein condensate. Two weak links separate our ring-shaped superfluid atomtronic circuit into two distinct regions, a source and a drain. Motion of these weak links allows for creation of controlled flow between the source and the drain. At a critical value of the weak link velocity, we observe a transition from superfluid flow to superfluid plus resistive flow. Working in the hydrodynamic limit, we observe a conductivity that is 4 orders of magnitude larger than previously reported conductivities for a Bose-Einstein condensate with a tunnel junction. Good agreement with zero-temperature Gross-Pitaevskii simulations and a phenomenological model based on phase slips indicate that the creation of excitations plays an important role in the resulting conductivity. Our measurements of resistive flow elucidate the microscopic origin of the dissipation and pave the way for more complex atomtronic devices. PMID:25105631
Accelerated optimization problem search using Bose-Einstein condensation
We investigate a computational device that harnesses the effects of Bose-Einstein condensation to accelerate the speed of finding the solution of optimization problems. Many computationally difficult problems, including NP-complete problems, can be formulated as a ground state search problem. In a Bose-Einstein condensate, below the critical temperature, bosonic particles have a natural tendency to accumulate in the ground state. Furthermore, the speed of attaining this configuration is enhanced as a result of final state stimulation. We propose a physical device that incorporates these basic properties of bosons into the optimization problem, such that an optimized solution is found by a simple cooling of the physical temperature of the device. Using a semiclassical model to calculate the equilibration time for reaching the ground state, we found that this can be sped up by a factor of N, where N is the boson number per site. This allows for the annealing times for reaching a particular error to be systematically decreased by increasing the boson number per site. (paper)
Thermalization and Bose-Einstein Condensation in Overpopulated Glasma
Blaizot, Jean-Paul; Gelis, François [Institut de Physique Théorique (URA 2306 du CNRS), CEA/DSM/Saclay, 91191, Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex (France); Liao, Jinfeng [Physics Department and CEEM, Indiana University, 2401 N Milo B. Sampson Lane, Bloomington, IN 47408 (United States); RIKEN BNL Research Center, Bldg. 510A, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973 (United States); McLerran, Larry [Physics Department, Bldg. 510A, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973 (United States); RIKEN BNL Research Center, Bldg. 510A, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973 (United States); Venugopalan, Raju [Physics Department, Bldg. 510A, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973 (United States)
2013-05-02
We report recent progress on understanding the thermalization of the quark-gluon plasma during the early stage in a heavy ion collision. The initially high overpopulation in the far-from-equilibrium gluonic matter (“Glasma”) is shown to play a crucial role. The strongly interacting nature (and thus fast evolution) naturally arises as an emergent property of this pre-equilibrium matter where the intrinsic coupling is weak but the highly occupied gluon states coherently amplify the scattering. A possible transient Bose-Einstein Condensate is argued to form dynamically on a rather general ground. We develop a kinetic approach for describing its evolution toward thermalization as well as the onset of condensation.
Thermalization and Bose-Einstein Condensation in Overpopulated Glasma
Blaizot, Jean-Paul; Liao, Jinfeng; McLerran, Larry; Venugopalan, Raju
2012-01-01
We report recent progress on understanding the thermalization of the quark-gluon plasma during the early stage in a heavy ion collision. The initially high overpopulation in the far-from-equilibrium gluonic matter ("Glasma") is shown to play a crucial role. The strongly interacting nature (and thus fast evolution) naturally arises as an {\\em emergent property} of this pre-equilibrium matter where the intrinsic coupling is weak but the highly occupied gluon states coherently amplify the scattering. A possible transient Bose-Einstein Condensate is argued to form dynamically on a rather general ground. We develop a kinetic approach for describing its evolution toward thermalization, and based on that we find approximate scaling solutions as well as numerically study the onset of condensation.
Analogue gravitational phenomena in Bose-Einstein condensates
Finazzi, Stefano
2012-01-01
Analogue gravity is based on the simple observation that perturbations propagating in several physical systems can be described by a quantum field theory in a curved spacetime. While phenomena like Hawking radiation are hardly detectable in astrophysical black holes, these effects may be experimentally tested in analogue systems. In this Thesis, focusing on Bose-Einstein condensates, we present our recent results about analogue models of gravity from three main perspectives: as laboratory tests of quantum field theory in curved spacetime, for the techniques that they provide to address various issues in general relativity, and as toy models of quantum gravity. The robustness of Hawking-like particle creation is investigated in flows with a single black hole horizon. Furthermore, we find that condensates with two (white and black) horizons develop a dynamical instability known in general relativity as black hole laser effect. Using techniques borrowed from analogue gravity, we also show that warp drives, which...
Probing superfluidity of Bose-Einstein condensates via laser stirring
Singh, Vijay Pal; Weimer, Wolf; Morgener, Kai; Siegl, Jonas; Hueck, Klaus; Luick, Niclas; Moritz, Henning; Mathey, Ludwig
2016-02-01
We investigate the superfluid behavior of a Bose-Einstein condensate of 6Li molecules. In the experiment by Weimer et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 095301 (2015), 10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.095301] a condensate is stirred by a weak, red-detuned laser beam along a circular path around the trap center. The rate of induced heating increases steeply above a velocity vc, which we define as the critical velocity. Below this velocity, the moving beam creates almost no heating. In this paper, we demonstrate a quantitative understanding of the critical velocity. Using both numerical and analytical methods, we identify the nonzero temperature, the circular motion of the stirrer, and the density profile of the cloud as key factors influencing the magnitude of vc. A direct comparison to the experimental data shows excellent agreement.
Black Hole Horizons and Bose-Einstein Condensation
Ferrari, Frank
2016-01-01
Consider a particle sitting at a fixed position outside of a stable black hole. If the system is heated up, the black hole horizon grows and there should exist a critical temperature above which the particle enters the black hole interior. We solve a simple model describing exactly this situation: a large N matrix quantum mechanics modeling a fixed D-particle in a black hole background. We show that indeed a striking phenomenon occurs: above some critical temperature, there is a non-perturbative Bose-Einstein condensation of massless strings. The transition, even though precisely defined by the presence of the condensate, cannot be sharply detected by measurements made in a finite amount of time. The order parameter is fundamentally non-local in time and corresponds to infinite-time correlations.
Bose Einstein condensation of gases in a harmonic potential trap
M. E. Zomorrodian
2005-03-01
Full Text Available One of the most interesting properties of boson gases is that under special conditions, there is a possibility of a phase transition, in a critical temperature below which all bosons condensate into the ground state. This phenomenon is called Bose – Einstein Condensation (BEC. In this paper, we investigate BEC in a harmonic oscillator trap. We conclude that, in contrast to a free boson gas, there is no critical temperature for phase transition in a harmonic oscillator trap. However , by numerical and analytical calculation, it is possible to obtain a temperature at which the heat capacity is maximum. We call this the critical temperature . Possible explanation for all these features will be explained in this paper.
Thermalization and Bose-Einstein Condensation in Overpopulated Glasma
We report recent progress on understanding the thermalization of the quark-gluon plasma during the early stage in a heavy ion collision. The initially high overpopulation in the far-from-equilibrium gluonic matter (“Glasma”) is shown to play a crucial role. The strongly interacting nature (and thus fast evolution) naturally arises as an emergent property of this pre-equilibrium matter where the intrinsic coupling is weak but the highly occupied gluon states coherently amplify the scattering. A possible transient Bose-Einstein Condensate is argued to form dynamically on a rather general ground. We develop a kinetic approach for describing its evolution toward thermalization as well as the onset of condensation
Nonlinear waves in coherently coupled Bose-Einstein condensates
Congy, T.; Kamchatnov, A. M.; Pavloff, N.
2016-04-01
We consider a quasi-one-dimensional two-component Bose-Einstein condensate subject to a coherent coupling between its components, such as realized in spin-orbit coupled condensates. We study how nonlinearity modifies the dynamics of the elementary excitations. The spectrum has two branches, which are affected in different ways. The upper branch experiences a modulational instability, which is stabilized by a long-wave-short-wave resonance with the lower branch. The lower branch is stable. In the limit of weak nonlinearity and small dispersion it is described by a Korteweg-de Vries equation or by the Gardner equation, depending on the value of the parameters of the system.
Unconventional Bose-Einstein Condensations from Spin-Orbit Coupling
ZHOU Xiang-Fa; WU Cong-Jun; Ian Mondragon-Shem
2011-01-01
According to the "no-node" theorem, the many-body ground state wavefunctions of conventional Bose-Einstein condensations (BEC) are positive-definite, thus time-reversal symmetry cannot be spontaneously broken. We find that multi-component bosons with spin-orbit coupling provide an unconventional type of BECs beyond this paradigm. We focus on a subtle case ofisotropic Rashba spin-orbit coupling and the spin-independent interaction. In the limit of the weak confining potential, the condensate wavefunctions are frustrated at the Hartree-Fock level due to the degeneracy of the Rashba ring. Quantum zero-point energy selects the spin-spiral type condensate through the "order-from-disorder" mechanism. In a strong harmonic confining trap, the condensate spontaneously generates a half-quantum vortex combined with the skyrmion type of spin texture. In both cases, time-reversal symmetry is spontaneously broken. These phenomena can be realized in both cold atom systems with artificial spin-orbit couplings generated from atom-laser interactions and exciton condensates in semi-conductor systems.%@@ According to the"no-node"theorem,the many-body ground state wavefunctions of conventional Bose-Einstein condensations(BEC)are positive-definite,thus time-reversal symmetry cannot be spontaneously broken.We find that multi-component bosons with spin-orbit coupling provide an unconventional type of BECs beyond this paradigm.We focus on a subtle case of isotropic Rashba spin-orbit coupling and the spin-independent interaction.In the limit of the weak confining potential,the condensate wavefunctions are frustrated at the Hartree-Fork level due to the degeneracy of the Rashba ring.Quantum zero-point energy selects the spin-spiral type condensate through the"order-from-disorder"mechanism.In a strong harmonic confining trap,the condensate spontaneously generates a half-quantum vortex combined with the skyrmion type of spin texture.In both cases,time-reversal symmetry is spontaneously broken
Bose-Einstein condensate in non-homogeneous gravitational field
Kulikov, Igor
2002-01-01
Ground state properties of trapped Bose condensate with repulsive interaction in non-homogeneous gravitational field are studied. Spatial structure of Bose condensate and its momentum distributions in 3-D anisotropic trap are considered by the solution of the modified non-linear Schrodinger equation. The results are compared with the corresponding properties of condensate in a harmonic trap without gravitational field.
Composite structure of vortices in two-component Bose-Einstein condensate
Ivashin Anatoly P.; Poluektov Yuri M.
2015-01-01
In contrast to one-component Bose-Einstein condensate case, the vortices in two-component condensate can have various complicated structures. The vortices in a space-homogeneous Bose-Einstein condensate have been studied in this paper. It is shown that the vortex structure is described by three dimensionless parameters. This is totally different from the usual one-component condensate case,where an isolated vortex is described by a parameterless dimensionless equation....
Production and measurement of Bose-Einstein condensate of 87Rb atomic gas
2008-01-01
The research platform for Bose-Einstein condensate in 87 Rb atomic gas,which is composed of a double MOT configuration and a QUIC trap,was reported.The properties of the condensate were measured both in time-of-flight and in tight confinement by the absorption imaging method.The measurements agreed with the criterions of Bose-Einstein condensation phase transition.About 2×10 5 atoms were pure condensed.
A Model for Macroscopic Quantum Tunneling of Bose-Einstein Condensate with Attractive Interaction
YAN Ke-Zhu; TAN Wei-Han
2000-01-01
Based on the numerical wave function solutions of neutral atoms with attractive interaction in a harmonic trap, we propose an exactly solvable model for macroscopic quantum tunneling of a Bose condensate with attractive interaction. We calculate the rate of macroscopic quantum tunneling from a metastable condensate state to the collapse state and analyze the stability of the attractive Bose-Einstein condensation.
Effect of interaction strength on gap solitons of Bose-Einstein condensates in optical lattices
Yang Ru-Shu; Yang Jiang-He
2008-01-01
We have developed a systematic analytical approach to the study on the dynamic properties of the linear and the nonlinear excitations for quasi-one-dimensional Bose-Einstein condensate trapped in optical lattices. A novel linear dispersion relation and an algebraic soliton solution of the condensate are derived analytically under consideration of Bose-Einstein condensate with a periodic potential. By analysing the soliton solution, we find that the interatomic interaction strength has an important effect on soliton dynamic properties of Bose-Einstein condensate.
Interaction of a Bose-Einstein Condensate and a Superconductor via Eddy Currents
Sapina, Igor; Dahm, Thomas
2013-01-01
We study center-of-mass oscillations of a dipolar Bose-Einstein condensate in the vicinity of a superconducting surface. We show that the magnetic field of the magnetic dipoles induces eddy currents in the superconductor, which act back on the Bose-Einstein condensate. This leads to a shift of its oscillation frequency and to an anharmonic coupling of the Bose-Einstein condensate with the superconductor. The anharmonicity creates a coupling to one of the collective modes of the condensate tha...
YU; Xuecai; YE; Yutang; WU; Yunfeng; XIE; Kang; CHENG; Lin
2005-01-01
The critical temperature of Bose-Einstein condensation at minimum momentum state for weakly interacting Bose gases in a power-law potential and the deviation of the critical temperature from ideal bose gas are studied. The effect of interaction on the critical temperature is ascribed to the ratiao α/λc, where α is the scattering length for s wave and λc is de Broglie wavelength at critical temperature. As α/λc<<1/(2π)2, the interaction is negligible. The presented deviation of the critical temperature for three dimensional harmonic potential is well in agreement with recent measurement of critical temperature for 87Rb bose gas trapped in a harmonic well.
On theory of Bose-Einstein condensation of particles with arbitrary integer spin
The Bogoliubov theory of weakly interacting Bose gas is generalized to Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC) of particles with arbitrary integer spin in a magnetic field. On the basis of the Bogoliubov method of quasiaverages, an equation for the condensate wave function is obtained. The ground state properties, thermodynamic stability, and excitation spectra of such BEC are studied. The obtained results are compared to spin-1 Bose condensate. (author)
Generation of linear waves in the flow of Bose-Einstein condensate past an obstacle
Gladush, Yu. G.; Kamchatnov, A. M.
2007-01-01
The theory of linear wave structures generated in Bose-Einstein condensate flow past an obstacle is developed. The shape of wave crests and dependence of amplitude on coordinates far enough from the obstacle are calculated. The results are in good agreement with the results of numerical simulations obtained earlier. The theory gives a qualitative description of experiments with Bose-Einstein condensate flow past an obstacle after condensate's release from a trap.
Two characteristic temperatures for a Bose-Einstein condensate of a finite number of particles
Idziaszek, Z.; Rzazewski, K.
2003-01-01
We consider two characteristic temperatures for a Bose-Einstein condensate, that are related to certain properties of the condensate statistics. We calculate them for an ideal gas confined in power-law traps and show that they approach the critical temperature in the limit of large number of particles. The considered characteristic temperatures can be useful in the studies of Bose-Einstein condensates of a finite number of atoms, indicating the point of a phase transition.
Vortex Stability Near the Surface of a Bose-Einstein Condensate
Khawaja, U. Al
2003-01-01
We investigate energetic stability of vortices near the surface of a Bose-Einstein condensate. From an energy functional of a rotating Bose-Einstein condensate, written in terms of variables local to the surface, and a suitable trial wavefunction we calculate the energy of a moving vortex. The energetic stability of the vortex is investigated in terms of the rotation frequency of the confining potential. The critical frequency at which the vortices enter the condensate is calculated and compa...
Quantized vortices in superfluid helium and atomic Bose-Einstein condensates
Tsubota, Makoto; Kasamatsu, Kenichi; Kobayashi, Michikazu
2010-01-01
This article reviews recent developments in the physics of quantized vortices in superfluid helium and atomic Bose-Einstein condensates. Quantized vortices appear in low-temperature quantum condensed systems as the direct product of Bose-Einstein condensation. Quantized vortices were first discovered in superfluid 4He in the 1950s, and have since been studied with a primary focus on the quantum hydrodynamics of this system. Since the discovery of superfluid 3He in 1972, quantized vortices cha...
Vortices and Angular Momentum in Bose-Einstein-Condensed Cold Dark Matter Halos
Rindler-Daller, Tanja; Paul R. Shapiro
2009-01-01
If cold dark matter elementary particles form a Bose-Einstein condensate, their superfluidity may distinguish them from other forms of cold dark matter, including creation of quantum vortices. We demonstrate here that such vortices are favoured in strongly-coupled condensates, while this is not the case for axions, which are generally presumed to form a Bose-Einstein condensate but are effectively non-interacting.
Dynamics of macroscopic tunneling in elongated Bose-Einstein condensates
We investigate macroscopic tunneling from an elongated quasi-one-dimensional trap, forming a 'cigar-shaped' Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC). Using a recently developed formalism we get the leading analytical approximation for the right-hand side of the potential wall, i.e., outside the trap, and a formalism based on Wigner functions, for the left side of the potential wall, i.e., inside the BEC. We then present accomplished results of numerical calculations, which show a 'blip' in the particle density traveling with an asymptotic shock velocity, as resulted from previous works on a dotlike trap but with significant differences from the latter. Inside the BEC a pattern of a traveling dispersive shock wave is revealed. In the attractive case, we find trains of bright solitons frozen near the boundary.
Bose-Einstein Condensate In Nuclei Theory And Experiment
In the present work the possibility of the concept of Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) in light and intermediate nuclei was considered. As was Shown, different types of theory give different conditions for the phase transition to the BEC state. The most important question from this point of view is value of nuclear density for this transition. According to the accurate quantum-mechanical calculations this value should be much smaller than it is for the nucleus in the normal state [1]. From the other hand, some kinds of the models give the opposite results for this [2]. There are the theories which consider the properties of alpha-cluster wave function [3] and more sophisticated mechanisms of the BEC formation. In this work the comparison between these theories, including the present approach, and experimental data was discussed as well as a systematic of the experimental results which we can explain from the BEC point of view.
Dynamical tunneling with Bose-Einstein condensates on atom chips
Full text: A generic feature of conservative classical dynamical systems with two or more degrees of freedom is that their trajectories form complicated phase space structures where chaos and regular motion are closely intertwined Among these structures are islands of regular motion that a classical system can not escape from but between which a quantum particle may tunnel. Dynamical tunneling of ultra cold atoms in standing wave has previously been observed but deep inside the quantum dynamical regime. Here we investigate the prospects for improved experiments with Bose Einstein condensates on atom chips that are closer to the classical regime In particular we concentrate on the effect of classical chaos on the tunnelling an issue of some controversy in the literature. Copyright (2005) Australian Institute of Physics
Q-balls in atomic Bose-Einstein condensates
Enqvist, K
2003-01-01
Relativistic scalar field theories with a conserved global charge Q often possess (meta)stable spherically symmetric soliton solutions, called Q-balls. We elaborate on the perfect formal analogy which exists between Q-balls, and spherically symmetric solitons in certain non-relativistic atomic Bose-Einstein condensates, for which the dominant interatomic interaction can be tuned attractive. The stability of such atomic Q-balls depends on higher-order interatomic interactions, which can render the Q-balls absolutely stable for large Q. In a harmonic trap, present in existing experiments, the Q-ball solution is modified in an essential way. If the trap is significantly prolongated in one direction, however, then genuine solitons do appear, and some of the Q-ball properties studied in a relativistic cosmological context, such as their formation and collisions, can also be addressed experimentally.
The Gross-Pitaevskii equation and Bose-Einstein condensates
Rogel-Salazar, J.
2013-03-01
The Gross-Pitaevskii equation (GPE) is discussed at the level of an advanced course on statistical physics. In the standard literature the GPE is usually obtained in the framework of the second quantization formalism, which in many cases goes beyond the material covered in many advanced undergraduate courses. In this paper, we motivate the derivation of the GPE in relationship to concepts from statistical physics, highlighting a number of applications from the dynamics of a Bose-Einstein condensate to the excitations of the gas cloud. This paper may be helpful for encouraging the discussion of modern developments in a statistical mechanics course, and can also be of use in other contexts such as mathematical physics and modelling. The paper is suitable for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as for general physicists.
Tunable Bistability in Hybrid Bose-Einstein Condensate Optomechanics
Yasir, Kashif Ammar
2015-01-01
Cavity-optomechanics, a rapidly developing area of research, has made a remarkable progress. A stunning manifestation of optomechanical phenomena is in exploiting the mechanical effects of light to couple the optical degree of freedom with mechanical degree of freedom. In this report, we investigate the controlled bistable dynamics of such hybrid optomechanical system composed of cigar-shaped Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) trapped inside high-finesse optical cavity with one moving-end mirror and is driven by a single mode optical field. The numerical results provide evidence for controlled optical bistability in optomechanics using transverse optical field which directly interacts with atoms causing the coupling of transverse field with momentum side modes, exited by intra-cavity field. This technique of transverse field coupling is also used to control bistable dynamics of both moving-end mirror and BEC. The report provides an understanding of temporal dynamics of moving-end mirror and BEC with respect to tr...
Dynamics of Spin-2 Bose-Einstein Condensates
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2007-01-01
We numerically simulate the dynamics of a spin-2 Bose-Einstein condensate. We find that the initial phase plays an important role in the spin component oscillations. The spin mixing processes can fully cancel out due to quantum interference when taking some initial special phase. In all the spin mixing processes, the total spin is conversed.When the initial population is mainly occupied by a component with the maximal or minimal magnetic quantum number,the oscillations of spin components cannot happen due to the total spin conversation. The presence of quadratic Zeeman energy terms suppresses some spin mixing processes so that the oscillations of spin components are suppressed in some initial spin configuration. However, the linear Zecman energy terms have no effects on the spin mixing processes.
Stabilization of ring dark solitons in Bose-Einstein condensates
Earlier work has shown that ring dark solitons in two-dimensional Bose-Einstein condensates are generically unstable. In this work, we propose a way of stabilizing the ring dark soliton via a radial Gaussian external potential. We investigate the existence and stability of the ring dark soliton upon variations of the chemical potential and also of the strength of the radial potential. Numerical results show that the ring dark soliton can be stabilized in a suitable interval of external potential strengths and chemical potentials. Furthermore, we also explore different proposed particle pictures considering the ring as a moving particle and find, where appropriate, results in very good qualitative and also reasonable quantitative agreement with the numerical findings
Spin turbulence in spinor Bose-Einstein condensates
We summarize the recent theoretical and numerical works on spin turbulence (ST) in spin-1 spinor Bose-Einstein condensates. When the system is excited from the ground state, it goes through hydrodynamic instability to ST in which the spin density vector has various disordered direction. The properties of ST depend on whether the spin-dependent interaction is ferromagnetic or antiferromagnetic. ST has some characteristics different from other kinds of turbulence in quantum fluids. Firstly, the spectrum of the spin-dependent interaction energy exhibits the characteristic power law different from the usual Kolmogorov -5/3 law. Secondly, ST can show the spin-glass-like behavior; the spin density vectors are spatially random but temporally frozen.
Quantum turbulence in atomic Bose-Einstein condensates
Weakly interacting, dilute atomic Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) have proved to be an attractive context for the study of nonlinear dynamics and quantum effects at the macroscopic scale. Recently, weakly interacting, dilute atomic BECs have been used to investigate quantum turbulence both experimentally and theoretically, stimulated largely by the high degree of control which is available within these quantum gases. In this article we motivate the use of weakly interacting, dilute atomic BECs for the study of turbulence, discuss the characteristic regimes of turbulence which are accessible, and briefly review some selected investigations of quantum turbulence and recent results. We focus on three stages of turbulence – the generation of turbulence, its steady state and its decay – and highlight some fundamental questions regarding our understanding in each of these regimes
Transport of Bose-Einstein condensates through two dimensional cavities
The recent experimental advances in manipulating ultra-cold atoms make it feasible to study coherent transport of Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC) through various mesoscopic structures. In this work the quasi-stationary propagation of BEC matter waves through two dimensional cavities is investigated using numerical simulations within the mean-field approach of the Gross-Pitaevskii equation. The focus is on the interplay between interference effects and the interaction term in the non-linear wave equation. One sees that the transport properties show a complicated behaviour with multi-stability, hysteresis and dynamical instabilities for non-vanishing interaction. Furthermore, the prominent weak localization effect, which is a robust interference effect emerging after taking a configuration average, is reduced and partially inverted for non-vanishing interaction.
Vortons in two component Bose-Einstein condensates
Ever since Witten's paper on superconducting cosmic strings, there has been an interest in strings with a non-trivial core structure. In particular, it is believed that such strings can form loops, known as vortons, which are stabilized against shrinking by current and charge trapped on the string world-sheet. In this paper, we show that analogous non-trivial vortices and stable vortex loops exist in non-relativistic two-component atomic Bose-Einstein condensates. In contrast with well-studied superfluid 4He, where similar vortex rings can be stable due to Magnus force only if they move, the vortex rings in two-component BECs can be stable even if they are at rest. We speculate that such vortons may have been already observed in the laboratory. Thus, it may be possible to test predictions regarding vortons in cosmology and astrophysics by doing controlled experiments in two-component BECs. (author)
Quantum mass acquisition in spinor Bose-Einstein condensates.
Phuc, Nguyen Thanh; Kawaguchi, Yuki; Ueda, Masahito
2014-12-01
Quantum mass acquisition, in which a massless (quasi)particle becomes massive due to quantum corrections, is predicted to occur in several subfields of physics. However, its experimental observation remains elusive since the emergent energy gap is too small. We show that a spinor Bose-Einstein condensate is an excellent candidate for the observation of such a peculiar phenomenon as the energy gap turns out to be 2 orders of magnitude larger than the zero-point energy. This extraordinarily large energy gap is a consequence of the dynamical instability. The propagation velocity of the resultant massive excitation mode is found to be decreased by the quantum corrections as opposed to phonons. PMID:25526104
Spatial structure of a collisionally inhomogeneous Bose-Einstein condensate
Li, Fei, E-mail: wiself@gmail.com [Hunan First Normal University, Department of Education Science (China); Zhang, Dongxia; Rong, Shiguang; Xu, Ying [Hunan University of Science and Technology, Department of Physics (China)
2013-11-15
The spatial structure of a collisionally inhomogeneous Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) in an optical lattice is studied. A spatially dependent current with an explicit analytic expression is found in the case with a spatially dependent BEC phase. The oscillating amplitude of the current can be adjusted by a Feshbach resonance, and the intensity of the current depends heavily on the initial and boundary conditions. Increasing the oscillating amplitude of the current can force the system to pass from a single-periodic spatial structure into a very complex state. But in the case with a constant phase, the spatially dependent current disappears and the Melnikov chaotic criterion is obtained via a perturbative analysis in the presence of a weak optical lattice potential. Numerical simulations show that a strong optical lattice potential can lead BEC atoms to a state with a chaotic spatial distribution via a quasiperiodic route.
Bell correlations in a Bose-Einstein condensate.
Schmied, Roman; Bancal, Jean-Daniel; Allard, Baptiste; Fadel, Matteo; Scarani, Valerio; Treutlein, Philipp; Sangouard, Nicolas
2016-04-22
Characterizing many-body systems through the quantum correlations between their constituent particles is a major goal of quantum physics. Although entanglement is routinely observed in many systems, we report here the detection of stronger correlations--Bell correlations--between the spins of about 480 atoms in a Bose-Einstein condensate. We derive a Bell correlation witness from a many-particle Bell inequality involving only one- and two-body correlation functions. Our measurement on a spin-squeezed state exceeds the threshold for Bell correlations by 3.8 standard deviations. Our work shows that the strongest possible nonclassical correlations are experimentally accessible in many-body systems and that they can be revealed by collective measurements. PMID:27102479
Rydberg Electrons in a Bose-Einstein Condensate.
Wang, Jia; Gacesa, Marko; Côté, R
2015-06-19
We investigate a hybrid system composed of ultracold Rydberg atoms immersed in an atomic Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC). The coupling between Rydberg electrons and BEC atoms leads to excitations of phonons, the exchange of which induces a Yukawa interaction between Rydberg atoms. Because of the small electron mass, the effective charge associated with this quasiparticle-mediated interaction can be large. Its range, equal to the BEC healing length, is tunable using Feshbach resonances to adjust the scattering length between BEC atoms. We find that for small healing lengths, the distortion of the BEC can "image" the Rydberg electron wave function, while for large healing lengths the induced attractive Yukawa potentials between Rydberg atoms are strong enough to bind them. PMID:26196974
Ex Vacuo Atom Chip Bose-Einstein Condensate (BEC)
Squires, Matthew B; Kasch, Brian; Stickney, James A; Erickson, Christopher J; Crow, Jonathan A R; Carlson, Evan J; Burke, John H
2016-01-01
Ex vacuo atom chips, used in conjunction with a custom thin walled vacuum chamber, have enabled the rapid replacement of atom chips for magnetically trapped cold atom experiments. Atoms were trapped in $>2$ kHz magnetic traps created using high power atom chips. The thin walled vacuum chamber allowed the atoms to be trapped $\\lesssim1$ mm from the atom chip conductors which were located outside of the vacuum system. Placing the atom chip outside of the vacuum simplified the electrical connections and improved thermal management. Using a multi-lead Z-wire chip design, a Bose-Einstein condensate was produced with an external atom chip. Vacuum and optical conditions were maintained while replacing the Z-wire chip with a newly designed cross-wire chip. The atom chips were exchanged and an initial magnetic trap was achieved in less than three hours.
Gravity, Bose-Einstein Condensates and Gross-Pitaevskii Equation
Gupta, Patrick Das
2015-01-01
We explore the effect of mutual gravitational interaction between ultra-cold gas atoms on the dynamics of Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC). Small amplitude oscillation of BEC is studied by applying variational technique to reduce the Gross-Pitaevskii equation, with gravity included, to the equation of motion of a particle moving in a potential. According to our analysis, if the s-wave scattering length can be tuned to zero using Feshbach resonance for future BEC with occupation numbers as high as $\\approx 10^{20}$, there exists a critical ground state occupation number above which the BEC is unstable, provided that its constituents interact with a $1/r^3 $ gravity at short scales.
Quantum turbulence in trapped atomic Bose-Einstein condensates
Tsatsos, Marios C.; Tavares, Pedro E. S.; Cidrim, André; Fritsch, Amilson R.; Caracanhas, Mônica A.; dos Santos, F. Ednilson A.; Barenghi, Carlo F.; Bagnato, Vanderlei S.
2016-03-01
Turbulence, the complicated fluid behavior of nonlinear and statistical nature, arises in many physical systems across various disciplines, from tiny laboratory scales to geophysical and astrophysical ones. The notion of turbulence in the quantum world was conceived long ago by Onsager and Feynman, but the occurrence of turbulence in ultracold gases has been studied in the laboratory only very recently. Albeit new as a field, it already offers new paths and perspectives on the problem of turbulence. Herein we review the general properties of quantum gases at ultralow temperatures paying particular attention to vortices, their dynamics and turbulent behavior. We review the recent advances both from theory and experiment. We highlight, moreover, the difficulties of identifying and characterizing turbulence in gaseous Bose-Einstein condensates compared to ordinary turbulence and turbulence in superfluid liquid helium and spotlight future possible directions.
Knot Solitons in Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensates
Hall, David; Ray, Michael; Tiurev, Konstantin; Ruokokoski, Emmi; Gheorghe, Andrei Horia; Möttönen, Mikko
2016-05-01
Knots are familiar entities that appear at a captivating nexus of art, technology, mathematics and science. Following a lengthy period of theoretical investigation and development, they have recently attracted great experimental interest in classical contexts ranging from knotted DNA and nanostructures to vortex knots in fluids. We demonstrate here the controlled creation and detection of knot solitons in the quantum-mechanical order parameter of a spinor Bose-Einstein condensate. Images of the superfluid reveal the circular shape of the soliton core and its associated linked rings. Our observations of the knot soliton establish an experimental foundation for future studies of their stability, dynamics and applications within quantum systems. Supported in part by NSF Grant PHY-1205822.
Matter-wave recombiners for trapped Bose-Einstein condensates
Berrada, T.; van Frank, S.; Bücker, R.; Schumm, T.; Schaff, J.-F.; Schmiedmayer, J.; Julía-Díaz, B.; Polls, A.
2016-06-01
Interferometry with trapped atomic Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) requires the development of techniques to recombine the two paths of the interferometer and map the accumulated phase difference to a measurable atom number difference. We have implemented and compared two recombining procedures in a double-well-based BEC interferometer. The first procedure utilizes the bosonic Josephson effect and controlled tunneling of atoms through the potential barrier, similar to laser light in an optical fiber coupler. The second one relies on the interference of the reflected and transmitted parts of the BEC wave function when impinging on the potential barrier, analogous to light impinging on a half-silvered mirror. Both schemes were implemented successfully, yielding an interferometric contrast of ˜20 % and 42% respectively. Building efficient matter-wave recombiners represents an important step towards the coherent manipulation of external quantum superposition states of BECs.
Vortex dynamics in coherently coupled Bose-Einstein condensates
Calderaro, Luca; Massignan, Pietro; Wittek, Peter
2016-01-01
In classical hydrodynamics with uniform density, vortices move with the local fluid velocity. This description is rewritten in terms of forces arising from the interaction with other vortices. Two such positive straight vortices experience a repulsive interaction and precess in a positive (anticlockwise) sense around their common centroid. A similar picture applies to vortices in a two-component two-dimensional uniform Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) coherently coupled through rf Rabi fields. Unlike the classical case, however, the rf Rabi coupling induces an attractive interaction and two such vortices with positive signs now rotate in the negative (clockwise) sense. Pairs of counter-rotating vortices are instead found to translate with uniform velocity perpendicular to the line joining their cores. This picture is extended to a single vortex in a two-component trapped BEC. Although two uniform vortex-free components experience familiar Rabi oscillations of particle-number difference, such behavior is absent ...
Critical rotation of an anharmonically trapped Bose-Einstein condensate
Ma Juan; Li Zhi; Xue Ju-Kui
2009-01-01
We consider rotational motion of an interacting atomic Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) with both two- and threebody interactions in a quadratic-plus-quartic and harmonic-plus-Gaussian trap. By using the variational method, the influence of the three-body interaction and the anharmonicity of the trap on the lowest energy surface mode excitation and the spontaneous shape deformation (responsible for the vortex formation) in a rotating BEC is discussed in detail. It is found that the repulsive three-body interaction helps the formation of the vortex and reduces the lowest energy surface mode frequency and the critical rotational frequency of the system. Moreover, the critical rotational frequency for the vortex formation in the harmonic-plus-Gaussian potential is lower than that in the quadratic-plus-quartic potential.
Critical temperature and condensed fraction of Bose-Einstein condensation in optical lattices
2007-01-01
Critical temperature and condensate fraction of Bose-Einstein condensation in the optical lattice are studied. The results show that the critical temperature in optical lattices can be characterized with an equivalent critical temperature in a single lattice, which provide a fast evaluation of critical temperature and condensate fraction of Bose-Einstein condensation confined with pure optical trap. Critical temperature can be estimated with an equivalent critical temperature. It is predicted that critical temperature is proportional to q in q number lattices for superfluid state and should be equal to that in a single lattic for Mott insulate state. Required potential depth or Rabi frequency and maximum atom number in the lattices both for superfluid state and Mott state are presented based on views of thermal mechanical statistics.
How to create Alice string (half-quantum vortex) in a vector Bose-Einstein condensate
Leonhardt, U.; Volovik, G. E.
2000-01-01
We suggest a procedure how to prepare the vortex with N=1/2 winding number -- the counterpart of the Alice string -- in a Bose--Einstein condensate with hyperfine spin F=1. Other possible vortices in Bose-condensates are also discussed.
Coupling a single electron to a Bose-Einstein condensate
Balewski, Jonathan B; Gaj, Anita; Peter, David; Büchler, Hans Peter; Löw, Robert; Hofferberth, Sebastian; Pfau, Tilman
2013-01-01
The coupling of electrons to matter is at the heart of our understanding of material properties such as electrical conductivity. One of the most intriguing effects is that electron-phonon coupling can lead to the formation of a Cooper pair out of two repelling electrons, the basis for BCS superconductivity. Here we study the interaction of a single localized electron with a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) and show that it can excite phonons and eventually set the whole condensate into a collective oscillation. We find that the coupling is surprisingly strong as compared to ionic impurities due to the more favorable mass ratio. The electron is held in place by a single charged ionic core forming a Rydberg bound state. This Rydberg electron is described by a wavefunction extending to a size comparable to the dimensions of the BEC, namely up to 8 micrometers. In such a state, corresponding to a principal quantum number of n=202, the Rydberg electron is interacting with several tens of thousands of condensed atoms...
The Quest For Bose-Einstein Condensation in Solid Helium
Ever since the seminal torsional oscillator (TO) measurements of Kim and Chan which suggested the existence of a phase transition in solid 4He, from normal to a supersolid state below a critical temperature Tc = 200 mK, there has been an unprecedented amount of excitement and research activity aimed at better understanding this phase. Despite much work, this remarkable phase has yet to be independently confirmed by conventional scattering techniques, such neutron scattering. We have carried out a series of neutron scattering measurements, which we here review, aimed at observing Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) in solid 4He at temperatures below Tc. In bulk liquid 4He, the appearance of BEC below Tl signals the onset of superfluidity. The observation of a condensate fraction in the solid would provide an unambiguous confirmation for supersolidity . Although, our measurements have not yet revealed a non-zero condensate fraction or algebraic off diagonal long-range order n0 in solid 4He down to 65 mK, i.e. n0 = (0 0.3)%, our search for BEC and its corollaries continues with improved instrumentation.
Laser controlling chaotic region of a two-component Bose-Einstein condensate
Boli Xia; Wenhua Hai
2005-01-01
@@ For a weakly and periodically driven two-component Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) the Melnikov chaotic solution and boundedness conditions are derived from a direct perturbation theory that leads to the chaotic regions in the parameter space.
Dynamics of a quantum phase transition in a ferromagnetic Bose-Einstein condensate
Damski, Bogdan; Zurek, Wojciech H.
2007-01-01
We discuss dynamics of a slow quantum phase transition in a spin-1 Bose-Einstein condensate. We determine analytically the scaling properties of the system magnetization and verify them with numerical simulations in a one dimensional model.
Nonexponential motional damping of impurity atoms in Bose-Einstein condensates
Mazets, I. E.; Kurizki, G.
2004-01-01
We demonstrate that the damping of the motion of an impurity atom injected at a supercritical velocity into a Bose-Einstein condensate can exhibit appreciable deviation from the exponential law on time scales of $10^{-5}$ s.
A Variational Sum-Rule Approach to Collective Excitations of a Trapped Bose-Einstein Condensate
Kimura, Takashi; Saito, Hiroki; Ueda, Masahito
1998-01-01
It is found that combining an excitation-energy sum rule with Fetter's trial wave function gives almost exact low-lying collective-mode frequencies of a trapped Bose-Einstein condensate at zero temperature.
Currents algebra for an atom-molecule Bose-Einstein condensate model
Filho, Gilberto N. Santos
2016-01-01
I present an interconversion currents algebra for an atom-molecule Bose-Einstein condensate model and use it to get the quantum dynamics of the currents. For different choices of the Hamiltonian parameters I get different currents dynamics.
Vortex Rings and Mutual Drag in Trapped Bose-Einstein Condensates
Jackson, B.; McCann, J F; Adams, C. S.
1999-01-01
We study the drag on an object moving through a trapped Bose-Einstein condensate, and show that finite compressibility leads to a mutual drag, which is subsequently suppressed by the formation of a vortex ring.
Internal Vortex Structure of a Trapped Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensate
Yip, S. -K.
1999-01-01
The internal vortex structure of a trapped spin-1 Bose-Einstein condensate is investigated. It is shown that it has a variety of configurations depending on, in particular, the ratio of the relevant scattering lengths and the total magnetization.
LIU Shi-Kuo; GAO Bin; FU Zun-Tao; LIU Shi-Da
2009-01-01
In this paper, applying the dependent and independent variables transformations as well as the Jacobi elliptic function expansion method, the envelope periodic solutions to one-dimensional Gross-Pitaevskii equation in Bose-Einstein condensates are obtained.
Bose-Einstein Condensation and Bose Glasses in an S = 1 Organo-metallic quantum magnet
Zapf, Vivien [Los Alamos National Laboratory
2012-06-01
I will speak about Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) in quantum magnets, in particular the compound NiCl2-4SC(NH2)2. Here a magnetic field-induced quantum phase transition to XY antiferromagnetism can be mapped onto BEC of the spins. The tuning parameter for BEC transition is the magnetic field rather than the temperature. Some interesting phenomena arise, for example the fact that the mass of the bosons that condense can be strongly renormalized by quantum fluctuations. I will discuss the utility of this mapping for both understanding the nature of the quantum magnetism and testing the thermodynamic limit of Bose-Einstein Condensation. Furthermore we can dope the system in a clean and controlled way to create the long sought-after Bose Glass transition, which is the bosonic analogy of Anderson localization. I will present experiments and simulations showing evidence for a new scaling exponent, which finally makes contact between theory and experiments. Thus we take a small step towards the difficult problem of understanding the effect of disorder on bosonic wave functions.
Dark matter as the Bose-Einstein condensation in loop quantum cosmology
Atazadeh, K.; Darabi, F.; M. Mousavi
2016-01-01
We consider the FLRW universe in a loop quantum cosmological model filled with the radiation, baryonic matter (with negligible pressure), dark energy and dark matter. The dark matter sector is supposed to be of Bose-Einstein condensate type. The Bose-Einstein condensation process in a cosmological context by supposing it as an approximate first order phase transition, has been already studied in the literature. Here, we study the evolution of the physical quantities related to the early unive...
Macroscopic Entanglement of a Bose Einstein Condensate on a Superconducting Atom Chip
Singh, Mandip
2007-01-01
We propose and analyse a practically implementable scheme to generate macroscopic entanglement of a Bose-Einstein condensate in a micro-magnetic trap magnetically coupled to a superconducting loop. We treat the superconducting loop in a quantum superposition of two different flux states coupled with the magnetic trap to generate macroscopic entanglement. Our scheme also provides a platform to realise interferometry of entangled atoms through the Bose-Einstein condensate and to explore physics...
Laser-induced Rotation of a Trapped Bose-Einstein Condensate
Marzlin, Karl-Peter; Zhang, Weiping
1997-01-01
In this letter, atom optic techniques are proposed to control the excitation of a Bose-Einstein condensate in an atomic trap. We show that by employing the dipole potential induced by four highly detuned travelling-wave laser beams with appropriate phases and frequencies, one can coherently excite a trapped Bose-Einstein condensate composed of ultracold alkali atoms into a state rotating around the trap center. The connection to vortex states is discussed.
Ground state properties of a Bose-Einstein condensate confined in an anharmonic external potential
Wang Deng-Long; Yan Xiao-Hong; Tang Yi
2004-01-01
In light of the interference experiment of Bose-Einstein condensates, we present an anharmonic external potential model to study ground state properties of Bose-Einstein condensates. The ground state energy and the chemical potential have been analytically obtained, which are lower than those in harmonic trap. Additionally, it is found that the anharmonic strength of the external potential has an important effect on density and velocity distributions of the ground state for the Thomas-Fermi model.
Steady-state entanglement of a Bose-Einstein condensate and a nanomechanical resonator
Asjad, Muhammad; 10.1103/PhysRevA.84.033606
2011-01-01
We analyze the steady-state entanglement between Bose-Einstein condensate trapped inside an optical cavity with a moving end mirror (nanomechanical resonator) driven by a single mode laser. The quantized laser field mediates the interaction between the Bose-Einstein condensate and nanomechanical resonator. In particular, we study the influence of temperature on the entanglement of the coupled system, and note that the steady-state entanglement is fragile with respect to temperature.
Bose-Einstein condensation of spin-1 field in an Einstein universe
In this paper we investigate the Bose-Einstein condensation of massive spin-1 particles in an Einstein universe. The system is considered under relativistic conditions taking into consideration the possibility of particle-antiparticle pair production. An exact expression for the charge density is obtained, then certain approximations are employed in order to obtain the solutions in closed form. A discussion of the approximations employed in this and other work is given. The effects of finite-size and spin-curvature coupling are emphasized. (author)
Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen correlations from colliding Bose-Einstein condensates
Full text: We propose an experiment which can demonstrate quantum correlations in a physical scenario as discussed in the seminal work of Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen. Momentum-entangled massive particles are produced via the four-wave mixing process of two colliding Bose-Einstein condensates. Central to establishing the correlations is the coherence length of the colliding BECs and we define the necessary conditions to observe quantum correlations. The particles’ quantum correlations can then be shown in a double–double-slit experiment or via ghost interference, which can be realized on a metastable Helium platform that has recently been developed in our group. (author)
Interferometry with independently prepared Bose-Einstein condensates
Wasak, T.; Szańkowski, P.; Chwedeńczuk, J.
2015-04-01
Whenever the value of an unknown parameter θ is extracted from a series of experiments, the result is inevitably burdened by the uncertainty Δ θ . If the system that is the subject of measurement consists of unentangled particles, this uncertainty is bounded by the shot-noise limit. To overcome this limitation, it is necessary to use a properly entangled state, which is usually prepared in a dedicated procedure. We show that quantum correlations arising from the indistinguishability of bosons are a sufficient resource for the sub-shot-noise interferometry. To this end, we consider an interferometer, which operates on two independently prepared Bose-Einstein condensates with fluctuating numbers of particles. We calculate the sensitivity obtained from the measurement of the number of atoms and compare it with the ultimate achievable bound. Our main conclusion is that even in the presence of major atom number fluctuations, an interferometer operating on two independently prepared condensates can give very high precision. These observations indicate a new possibility for an interferometer operating below the shot-noise limit.
The cosmological constant: a lesson from Bose-Einstein condensates
Finazzi, Stefano; Sindoni, Lorenzo
2011-01-01
The cosmological constant is one of the most pressing problems in modern physics. In this Letter, we address the issue of its nature and computation using an analogue gravity standpoint as a toy model for an emergent gravity scenario. Even if it is well known that phonons in some condense matter systems propagate like a quantum field on a curved spacetime, only recently it has been shown that the dynamics of the analogue metric in a Bose-Einstein condensate can be described by a Poisson-like equation with a vacuum source term reminiscent of a cosmological constant. Here we directly compute this term and confront it with the other energy scales of the system. On the gravity side of the analogy, this model suggests that in emergent gravity scenarios it is natural for the cosmological constant to be much smaller than its naif value computed as the zero-point energy of the emergent effective field theory. The striking outcome of our investigation is that the value of this constant cannot be easily predicted by ju...
Wave packet dynamics with Bose-Einstein condensates
Dum, R; Suominen, K A; Brewczyk, M; Kus, M; Rzcazewski, K; Lewenstein, M
1998-01-01
We study wave packet dynamics of a Bose condensate in a periodically shaken trap. Dichotomy, that is, dynamic splitting of the condensate, and dynamic stabilization are analyzed in analogy with similar phenomena in the domain of atoms in strong laser fields.
Calorimetry of a Bose-Einstein-condensed photon gas
Damm, Tobias; Schmitt, Julian; Liang, Qi; Dung, David; Vewinger, Frank; Weitz, Martin; Klaers, Jan
2016-04-01
Phase transitions, as the condensation of a gas to a liquid, are often revealed by a discontinuous behaviour of thermodynamic quantities. For liquid helium, for example, a divergence of the specific heat signals the transition from the normal fluid to the superfluid state. Apart from liquid helium, determining the specific heat of a Bose gas has proven to be a challenging task, for example, for ultracold atomic Bose gases. Here we examine the thermodynamic behaviour of a trapped two-dimensional photon gas, a system that allows us to spectroscopically determine the specific heat and the entropy of a nearly ideal Bose gas from the classical high temperature to the Bose-condensed quantum regime. The critical behaviour at the phase transition is clearly revealed by a cusp singularity of the specific heat. Regarded as a test of quantum statistical mechanics, our results demonstrate a quantitative agreement with its predictions at the microscopic level.
Calorimetry of a Bose-Einstein-condensed photon gas.
Damm, Tobias; Schmitt, Julian; Liang, Qi; Dung, David; Vewinger, Frank; Weitz, Martin; Klaers, Jan
2016-01-01
Phase transitions, as the condensation of a gas to a liquid, are often revealed by a discontinuous behaviour of thermodynamic quantities. For liquid helium, for example, a divergence of the specific heat signals the transition from the normal fluid to the superfluid state. Apart from liquid helium, determining the specific heat of a Bose gas has proven to be a challenging task, for example, for ultracold atomic Bose gases. Here we examine the thermodynamic behaviour of a trapped two-dimensional photon gas, a system that allows us to spectroscopically determine the specific heat and the entropy of a nearly ideal Bose gas from the classical high temperature to the Bose-condensed quantum regime. The critical behaviour at the phase transition is clearly revealed by a cusp singularity of the specific heat. Regarded as a test of quantum statistical mechanics, our results demonstrate a quantitative agreement with its predictions at the microscopic level. PMID:27090978
Thin accretion disks around cold Bose-Einstein condensate stars
Due to their superfluid properties some compact astrophysical objects, like neutron or quark stars, may contain a significant part of their matter in the form of a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC). Observationally distinguishing between neutron/quark stars and BEC stars is a major challenge for this latter theoretical model. An observational possibility of indirectly distinguishing BEC stars from neutron/quark stars is through the study of the thin accretion disks around compact general relativistic objects. In the present paper, we perform a detailed comparative study of the electromagnetic and thermodynamic properties of the thin accretion disks around rapidly rotating BEC stars, neutron stars and quark stars, respectively. Due to the differences in the exterior geometry, the thermodynamic and electromagnetic properties of the disks (energy flux, temperature distribution, equilibrium radiation spectrum, and efficiency of energy conversion) are different for these classes of compact objects. Hence in this preliminary study we have pointed out some astrophysical signatures that may allow one to observationally discriminate between BEC stars and neutron/quark stars. (orig.)
Emergent gravitational dynamics in relativistic Bose--Einstein condensate
Belenchia, Alessio; Mohd, Arif
2014-01-01
Analogue models of gravity have played a pivotal role in the past years by providing a test bench for many open issues in quantum field theory in curved spacetime such as the robustness of Hawking radiation and cosmological particle production. More recently, the same models have offered a valuable framework within which current ideas about the emergence of spacetime and its dynamics could be discussed via convenient toy models. In this context, we study here an analogue gravity system based on a relativistic Bose--Einstein condensate. We show that in a suitable limit this system provides not only an example of an emergent spacetime (with a massive and a massless relativistic fields propagating on it) but also that such spacetime is governed by an equation with geometric meaning that takes the familiar form of Nordstr{\\"o}m theory of gravitation. In this equation the gravitational field is sourced by the expectation value of the trace of the effective stress energy tensor of the quasiparticles while the Newto...
Thin accretion disks around cold Bose-Einstein condensate stars
Danila, Bogdan [Babes-Bolyai University, Department of Physics, Cluj-Napoca (Romania); Harko, Tiberiu [University College London, Department of Mathematics, London (United Kingdom); Kovacs, Zoltan
2015-05-15
Due to their superfluid properties some compact astrophysical objects, like neutron or quark stars, may contain a significant part of their matter in the form of a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC). Observationally distinguishing between neutron/quark stars and BEC stars is a major challenge for this latter theoretical model. An observational possibility of indirectly distinguishing BEC stars from neutron/quark stars is through the study of the thin accretion disks around compact general relativistic objects. In the present paper, we perform a detailed comparative study of the electromagnetic and thermodynamic properties of the thin accretion disks around rapidly rotating BEC stars, neutron stars and quark stars, respectively. Due to the differences in the exterior geometry, the thermodynamic and electromagnetic properties of the disks (energy flux, temperature distribution, equilibrium radiation spectrum, and efficiency of energy conversion) are different for these classes of compact objects. Hence in this preliminary study we have pointed out some astrophysical signatures that may allow one to observationally discriminate between BEC stars and neutron/quark stars. (orig.)
Subsonic and Supersonic Effects in Bose-Einstein Condensate
Zak, Michail
2003-01-01
A paper presents a theoretical investigation of subsonic and supersonic effects in a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC). The BEC is represented by a time-dependent, nonlinear Schroedinger equation that includes terms for an external confining potential term and a weak interatomic repulsive potential proportional to the number density of atoms. From this model are derived Madelung equations, which relate the quantum phase with the number density, and which are used to represent excitations propagating through the BEC. These equations are shown to be analogous to the classical equations of flow of an inviscid, compressible fluid characterized by a speed of sound (g/Po)1/2, where g is the coefficient of the repulsive potential and Po is the unperturbed mass density of the BEC. The equations are used to study the effects of a region of perturbation moving through the BEC. The excitations created by a perturbation moving at subsonic speed are found to be described by a Laplace equation and to propagate at infinite speed. For a supersonically moving perturbation, the excitations are found to be described by a wave equation and to propagate at finite speed inside a Mach cone.
Shock Waves in a Bose-Einstein Condensate
Kulikov, Igor; Zak, Michail
2005-01-01
A paper presents a theoretical study of shock waves in a trapped Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC). The mathematical model of the BEC in this study is a nonlinear Schroedinger equation (NLSE) in which (1) the role of the wave function of a single particle in the traditional Schroedinger equation is played by a space- and time-dependent complex order parameter (x,t) proportional to the square root of the density of atoms and (2) the atoms engage in a repulsive interaction characterized by a potential proportional to | (x,t)|2. Equations that describe macroscopic perturbations of the BEC at zero temperature are derived from the NLSE and simplifying assumptions are made, leading to equations for the propagation of sound waves and the transformation of sound waves into shock waves. Equations for the speeds of shock waves and the relationships between jumps of velocity and density across shock fronts are derived. Similarities and differences between this theory and the classical theory of sound waves and shocks in ordinary gases are noted. The present theory is illustrated by solving the equations for the example of a shock wave propagating in a cigar-shaped BEC.
Tunable bistability in hybrid Bose-Einstein condensate optomechanics.
Yasir, Kashif Ammar; Liu, Wu-Ming
2015-01-01
Cavity-optomechanics, a rapidly developing area of research, has made a remarkable progress. A stunning manifestation of optomechanical phenomena is in exploiting the mechanical effects of light to couple the optical degree of freedom with mechanical degree of freedom. In this report, we investigate the controlled bistable dynamics of such hybrid optomechanical system composed of cigar-shaped Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) trapped inside high-finesse optical cavity with one moving-end mirror and is driven by a single mode optical field. The numerical results provide evidence for controlled optical bistability in optomechanics using transverse optical field which directly interacts with atoms causing the coupling of transverse field with momentum side modes, exited by intra-cavity field. This technique of transverse field coupling is also used to control bistable dynamics of both moving-end mirror and BEC. The report provides an understanding of temporal dynamics of moving-end mirror and BEC with respect to transverse field. Moreover, dependence of effective potential of the system on transverse field has also been discussed. To observe this phenomena in laboratory, we have suggested a certain set of experimental parameters. These findings provide a platform to investigate the tunable behavior of novel phenomenon like electromagnetically induced transparency and entanglement in hybrid systems. PMID:26035206
Large atom number Bose-Einstein condensate of sodium
van der Stam, K M R; Meppelink, R; Vogels, J M; Van der Straten, P
2006-01-01
We describe the setup to create a large Bose-Einstein condensate containing more than 120x10^6 atoms. In the experiment a thermal beam is slowed by a Zeeman slower and captured in a dark-spot magneto-optical trap (MOT). A typical dark-spot MOT in our experiments contains 2.0x10^10 atoms with a temperature of 320 microK and a density of about 1.0x10^11 atoms/cm^3. The sample is spin polarized in a high magnetic field, before the atoms are loaded in the magnetic trap. Spin polarizing in a high magnetic field results in an increase in the transfer efficiency by a factor of 2 compared to experiments without spin polarizing. In the magnetic trap the cloud is cooled to degeneracy in 50 s by evaporative cooling. To suppress the 3-body losses at the end of the evaporation the magnetic trap is decompressed in the axial direction.
Integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometer for Bose-Einstein condensates
Full text: Quantum mechanical particle-wave duality enables the construction of interferometers for matter waves, which may complement lasers in precision measurement devices such as gravimeters or gyroscopes. This requires the development of atom-optics analogs to beam splitters, phase shifters, and recombiners. Implementing and integrating these elements into a single device has been a long-standing goal. Here we demonstrate a full Mach-Zehnder sequence with trapped Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC) confined on an atom chip (Berrada et al., arXiv:1303.1030). Particle interactions in our BEC matter waves lead to a non-linearity, absent in photon optics. We exploit this interaction to generate a non-classical state with reduced number fluctuations inside the interferometer. Making use of spatially separated wave packets, a controlled phase shift is applied and read out by a nonadiabatic matter-wave recombiner. We demonstrate coherence times a factor of three beyond what is expected for coherent states, highlighting the potential of entanglement as a resource for metrology. Our results pave the way towards integrated quantum-enhanced matter-wave sensors. (author)
Countersuperflow in Binary Bose-Einstein Condensates with Rabi Coupling
Takeuchi, Hiromitsu; Usui, Ayaka
2014-05-01
Countersuperflow instability, dynamic instability of counterflow of miscible superfluids, was observed recently for the first time by Hamner et al.. In the experiment, a countersuperflow of miscible two-component Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) was realized in a quasi-one-dimensional trap by applying a magnetic gradient, which leads to a force in opposite directions for each component. A countersuperflow becomes dynamically unstable if the relative velocity between two superfluids exceeds a critical value and the instability causes characteristic density patterns forming solitons in quasi-one-dimensional systems. Very recently, Hamner et al. performed the experiment in a similar situation where a two-component BEC is subject to inhomogeneous Rabi oscillations between two pseudospin components under a magnetic gradient. Motivated by the experiment, we investigated stability of countersuperflow with internal Josephson coupling, namely, Rabi coupling. We reveal the stability phase diagram of countersuperflow with Rabi coupling. This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Numbers 25887042, 26870500 and the MEXT KAKENHI (No. 22103003).
Recent experiments with ring Bose-Einstein condensates
Eckel, S.; Kumar, A.; Anderson, N. W.; Campbell, G. K.
2016-05-01
Here, we present three recent results of our experiments with ring-shaped 23 Na Bose-Einstein condensates. First, we present results of the effect of temperature on the decay of persistent currents in the presence of a local, stationary perturbation, or weak link. When the weak link rotates, it can drive transitions between quantized persistent current states in the ring, that form hysteresis loops whose size depends strongly on temperature. We find that our data does not fit with a simple model of thermal activation. Second, we present a new method to measure the quantized persistent current state of the ring in a minimally-destructive way. This technique uses phonons as probes of the background flow through the Doppler effect. Finally, we present a set of experiments designed to reproduce the horizon problem in the early universe. Supersonic expansion of the ring creates causally-disconnected regions of BEC whose phase evolves at different rates. When the expansion stops and these regions are allowed to recombine, they form topological excitations. These excitations can be predicted using a simple theory that shows excellent agreement with the data.
Manipulating localized matter waves in multicomponent Bose-Einstein condensates
Manikandan, K.; Muruganandam, P.; Senthilvelan, M.; Lakshmanan, M.
2016-03-01
We analyze vector localized solutions of two-component Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) with variable nonlinearity parameters and external trap potentials through a similarity transformation technique which transforms the two coupled Gross-Pitaevskii equations into a pair of coupled nonlinear Schrödinger equations with constant coefficients under a specific integrability condition. In this analysis we consider three different types of external trap potentials: a time-independent trap, a time-dependent monotonic trap, and a time-dependent periodic trap. We point out the existence of different interesting localized structures; namely, rogue waves, dark- and bright-soliton rogue waves, and rogue-wave breatherlike structures for the above three cases of trap potentials. We show how the vector localized density profiles in a constant background get deformed when we tune the strength of the trap parameter. Furthermore, we investigate the nature of the trajectories of the nonautonomous rogue waves. We also construct the dark-dark rogue wave solution for the repulsive-repulsive interaction of two-component BECs and analyze the associated characteristics for the three different kinds of traps. We then deduce single-, two-, and three-composite rogue waves for three-component BECs and discuss the correlated characteristics when we tune the strength of the trap parameter for different trap potentials.
Bogoliubov theory of the Hawking effect in Bose-Einstein condensates
Artificial black holes may demonstrate some of the elusive quantum properties of the event horizon, in particular Hawking radiation. One promising candidate is a sonic hole in a Bose-Einstein condensate. We clarify why Hawking radiation emerges from the condensate and how this condensed-matter analogue reflects some of the intriguing aspects of quantum black holes
The effect of atomic transfer on the decay of a Bose-Einstein condensate
We present a model describing the decay of a Bose-Einstein condensate, which assumes the system to remain in thermal equilibrium during the decay. We show that under this assumption transfer of atoms occurs from the condensate to the thermal cloud enhancing the condensate decay rate. (letter to the editor)
Effect of atomic transfer on the decay of a Bose-Einstein condensate
Zin, Pawel; Dragan, Andrzej; Charzynski, Szymon; Herschbach, Norbert; Tol, Paul; Hogervorst, Wim; Vassen, Wim
2003-01-01
We present a model describing the decay of a Bose-Einstein condensate, which assumes the system to remain in thermal equilibrium during the decay. We show that under this assumption transfer of atoms occurs from the condensate to the thermal cloud enhancing the condensate decay rate.