Instability and control of a periodically driven Bose-Einstein condensate



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Creffield, Charles E. (2009) Instability and control of a periodically driven Bose-Einstein condensate. Physical review A, 79 (6). ISSN 1050-2947

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We investigate the dynamics of a Bose-Einstein condensate held in an optical lattice under the influence of a strong periodic driving potential. Studying the mean-field version of the Bose- Hubbard model reveals that the condensate becomes dynamically unstable when the effective intersite tunneling becomes negative. We further show how controlling the sign of the tunneling can be used to manage the dispersion of an atomic wave packet.

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©2009 The American Physical Society.
The author was supported by the Ramón y Cajal program of the Spanish MCINN.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Optical lattice
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Materials
Sciences > Physics > Solid state physics
ID Code:33104
Deposited On:14 Sep 2015 16:32
Last Modified:14 Sep 2015 16:32

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