Manifestation of quantum resonances and antiresonances in a finite temperature dilute atomic gas
Saunders, M.; Halkyard, P.L.; Challis, K.J.; Gardiner, S.A.
Professor Simon Gardiner email@example.com
We investigate the effect of temperature on resonant and antiresonant dynamics in a dilute atomic gas kicked periodically by a standing-wave laser field. Our numerical calculations are based on a Monte Carlo method for an incoherent mixture of noninteracting plane waves, and show that the atomic dynamics are highly sensitive to the initial momentum width of the gas. We explain this sensitivity by examining the time evolution of individual atomic center-of-mass momentum eigenstates with varying quasimomentum, and we determine analytic expressions for the evolution of the second-order momentum moment to illustrate the range of behaviors.
Saunders, M., Halkyard, P., Challis, K., & Gardiner, S. (2007). Manifestation of quantum resonances and antiresonances in a finite temperature dilute atomic gas. Physical Review A, 76(4), https://doi.org/10.1103/physreva.76.043415
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Oct 1, 2007|
|Deposit Date||Jun 30, 2010|
|Publicly Available Date||Jul 1, 2010|
|Journal||Physical Review A|
|Publisher||American Physical Society|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
Published Journal Article
© 2007 by The American Physical Society. All rights reserved.
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