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Dynamics of Trapped Bose-Einstein Condensates: Beyond the Mean-Field

Olsen, M K; Plimak, L; Kruglov, V; Hope, Joseph; Drummond, Peter David; Collett, Matthew

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Since dilute Bose gas condensates were first experimentally produced, the Gross-Pitaevskii equation has been successfully used as a descriptive tool. As a mean-field equation, it cannot by definition predict anything about the many-body quantum statistics of condensate. We show here that there are a class of dynamical systems where it cannot even make successful predictions about the mean-field behavior, starting with the process of evaporative cooling by which condensates are formed. Among...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/71434
Source: Laser Physics

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