Coherent control of ballistic energy growth for a kicked Bose-Einstein condensate

M. Sadgrove, M. Horikoshi, T. Sekimura, K. Nakagawa

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Abstract

We consider a Bose-Einstein condensate which is split into two momentum components and then "kicked" at the Talbot time by an optical standing wave. The mean energy growth is shown to be suppressed or enhanced depending on the quantum phase between the two momentum components. Experimental verification is provided and we discuss possible implications of our results for recently suggested applications of kicked atoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-234
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Physical Journal D
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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