Inhibiting three-body recombination in atomic Bose-Einstein condensates

Chris P. Search, Weiping Zhang, Pierre Meystre

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Abstract

The possibility of inhibiting three-body recombination in atomic Bose-Einstein condensates was discussed. It was found that the pulses result in the periodic change in the phase of the molecular state by π. This lead to destructive interference between the decay amplitudes. Results show that the decay rate can be reduced by several orders of magnitude.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140401
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume92
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 9 2004

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Inhibiting three-body recombination in atomic Bose-Einstein condensates. / Search, Chris P.; Zhang, Weiping; Meystre, Pierre.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 92, No. 14, 09.04.2004, p. 140401.

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Search, Chris P. ; Zhang, Weiping ; Meystre, Pierre. / Inhibiting three-body recombination in atomic Bose-Einstein condensates. In: Physical Review Letters. 2004 ; Vol. 92, No. 14. pp. 140401.
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