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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We study the propagation of an atom laser beam through a spatial region with a magnetic field tuned around a Feshbach resonance. Magnetic fields below the resonance produce an effective focusing Kerr medium that causes a modulational instability of the atomic beam. Under appropriate circumstances, this results in beam breakup and filamentation seeded by quasiparticle fluctuations and in the generation of correlated atomic pairs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume90
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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Feshbach-Resonance-Induced Atomic Filamentation and Quantum Pair Correlation in Atom-Laser-Beam Propagation. / Zhang, Weiping; Search, Chris P.; Pu, Han; Meystre, Pierre; Wright, Ewan M.

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