Ballistic and localized transport for the atom optics kicked rotor in the limit of a vanishing kicking period

Mark Sadgrove, Sandro Wimberger, Scott Parkins, Rainer Leonhardt

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Abstract

We present mean energy measurements for the atom optics kicked rotor as the kicking period tends to zero. A narrow resonance is observed marked by quadratic energy growth, in parallel with a complete freezing of the energy absorption away from the resonance peak. Both phenomena are explained by classical means, taking proper account of the atoms' initial momentum distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Article number174103
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume94
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 May 6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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