Generation of arbitrary Dicke states in spinor Bose-Einstein condensates

S. Raghavan, H. Pu, P. Meystre, N. P. Bigelow

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Abstract

An arbitrary collective spin squeezing and entanglement of a two-component spinor condensate can be readily controlled by the coupling fields between the two components. Squeezed or entangled spin states will find applications in high-precision spectroscopy, atomic interferometry and quantum information, and spinor condensates are attractive candidates to create such states. The scheme presented can be realized in the two-component 87Rb condensate. Another possibility is offered by the F = 1 spinor condensate of 23Na which can be reduced to an effective spin-(1/2) system by shifting the energy level of the mF = 0 state with an ac Stark shift.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-154
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Volume188
Issue number1-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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