Coherent acceleration of Bose-Einstein condensates

Sierk Pötting, Marcus Cramer, Christian H. Schwalb, Han Pu, Pierre Meystre

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An overview is given on two coherent mechanisms to accelerate Bose-Einstein condensates with very little atom loss while preserving its monochromaticity. The first mechanism, based on the use of an accelerated optical lattice, can be interpreted as resulting from a sequence of Bragg resonances, which can lead to a remarkable preservation of the monochromaticity of the atomic sample under appropriate conditions. The second scheme uses a time-varying potential analogous to those used in the synchronous acceleration of charged particle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number023604
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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