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Quantum-field dynamics of expanding and contracting Bose-Einstein condensates

Wuester, Sebastian; Dabrowska-Wuster, Beata; Scott, Susan M; Close, John; Savage, Craig

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We analyze the dynamics of quantum statistics in a harmonically trapped Bose-Einstein condensate, whose two-body interaction strength is controlled via a Feshbach resonance. From an initially noninteracting coherent state, the quantum field undergoes Kerr squeezing, which can be qualitatively described with a single mode model. To render the effect experimentally accessible, we propose a homodyne scheme, based on two h2008 The American Physical Societyyperfine components, which converts the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/20842
Source: Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.77.023619

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