Feshbach-resonance-induced atomic filamentation and quantum pair correlation in atom-laser-beam propagation

Weiping Zhang, Chris P. Search, Han Pu, Pierre Meystre, Ewan M. Wright

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Abstract

The propagation of an atom laser beam through a Feshbach resonance region where the interaction between atoms is tuned from being repulsive to being attractive was studied. The attractive interaction was shown to produce quantum-correlated atomic pairs via modulational instability and highlights the promise for realizing nonclassical ultracold atomic sources by coherent control of the atomic interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number140401
Pages (from-to)140401/1-140401/4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume90
Issue number14
StatePublished - Apr 11 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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