1 May 1997 Quantum dynamics of an atomic Bose-Einstein condensate
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Abstract
We consider the quantum dynamics of a neutral atom Bose- Einstein condensate in a double-well potential, including hard-sphere particle interactions. Using a mean-field factorization we show that the coherent oscillations due to tunnelling are suppressed when the number of atoms exceeds a critical value. An exact quantum solution, in a two-mode approximation, shows that the mean-field solution is modulated by a quantum collapse and revival sequence. Chaotic dynamics results when the potential is modulated.
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Gerard J. Milburn, Gerard J. Milburn, Joel F. Corney, Joel F. Corney, D. Harris, D. Harris, E. M. Wright, E. M. Wright, D. F. Walls, D. F. Walls, } "Quantum dynamics of an atomic Bose-Einstein condensate", Proc. SPIE 2995, Atom Optics, (1 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.273762; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.273762
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