We show experimentally that precise phase modulation of an optical potential allows us to control quantum correlations for atomic wave packets in a way that greatly enhances momentum transport. Experimentally, this means that for the same laser power and pulse frequency, atoms are accelerated to much higher energies. We explain our results with a pseudoclassical analysis along with numerical simulations, highlighting the existence of transporting islands in phase space.
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2013 Jan 28|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics