Coherent acceleration of material wave packets

Farhan Saif, Pierre Meystre

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Abstract

We study the quantum dynamics of a material wave packet bouncing off a modulated atomic mirror in the presence of a gravitational field. We find the occurrence of coherent accelerated dynamics for atoms. The acceleration takes place for certain initial phase space data and within specific windows of modulation strengths. The realization of the proposed acceleration scheme is within the range of present day experimental possibilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2593-2598
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics D
Volume16
Issue number12 B
StatePublished - Dec 2007

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Wave Packet
wave packets
Quantum Dynamics
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gravitational fields
Phase Space
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Modulation
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Range of data
atoms
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Keywords

  • Acceleration
  • Coherence
  • Matter waves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Mathematical Physics

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Coherent acceleration of material wave packets. / Saif, Farhan; Meystre, Pierre.

In: International Journal of Modern Physics D, Vol. 16, No. 12 B, 12.2007, p. 2593-2598.

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