Quantum state of two coupled Bose-Einstein condensates

M. J. Steel, M. J. Collett, D. F. Walls, E. M. Wright

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Abstract

Due to interatomic collisions, the ground state of a Bose-Einstein condensate of dilute atoms is not, as is commonly assumed, a coherent state. The quantum state for two condensates with a linear coupling provided by either spatial tunneling or laser coupling between magnetic substates is studied. As the system is closed, the ground state is unambiguously a pure state, there is no need to invoke broken symmetry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages32-33
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Quantum Electronics Conference - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: May 3 1998May 8 1998

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 International Quantum Electronics Conference
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period5/3/985/8/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Steel, M. J., Collett, M. J., Walls, D. F., & Wright, E. M. (1998). Quantum state of two coupled Bose-Einstein condensates. 32-33. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1998 International Quantum Electronics Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA, .