Collisions lead to the collapse and revival of the interference fringes between two atomic Bose-Einstein condensates. We study the collapses and revivals of the relative phase between the condensates for two different initial states. One state invokes Bose-broken symmetry allowing us to write the wavefunction as a superposition of total number (of both condensates) states whereas the other does not.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences|
|State||Published - Dec 15 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)