Deviations from early-time quasilinear behavior for the atom-optics kicked rotor near the classical limit

Mark Sadgrove, Terry Mullins, Scott Parkins, Rainer Leonhardt

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Abstract

We present experimental measurements of the mean energy for the atom-optics kicked rotor after just two kicks. The energy is found to deviate from the quasilinear value for small kicking periods. The observed deviation is explained by recent theoretical results which include the effect of a nonuniform initial momentum distribution, previously applied only to systems using much colder atoms than ours.

Original languageEnglish
Article number027201
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume71
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Feb 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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