Splitting a trap containing a Bose-Einstein condensate: atom number fluctuations

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.60.2351
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TypeArticle
Journal titlePhysical Review A
ISSN1050-2947
1094-1622
Volume60
Issue3
Pages23512359; # of pages: 9
AbstractWe theoretically study atom number fluctuations between the halves of a double-well trap containing a Bose-Einstein condensate. The basic tool is the two-mode approximation, which assumes that only two one-particle states are involved. An analytical harmonic-oscillator-like model is developed and verified numerically for both stationary fluctuations in the ground state of the system, and for the fluctuations resulting from splitting of a single trap by dynamically erecting a barrier in the middle. With increasing strength of the atom-atom interactions and/or increasing height of the potential barrier, the fluctuations tend to evolve from Poissonian to sub-Poissonian. Limits of validity of the two-mode model and its relations to the phase-atom-number approach of Leggett and Sols [A. J. Leggett and F. Sols, Found. Phys. 21, 353 (1991)] are discussed in detail.
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PublisherAmerican Physical Society.
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences
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NPARC number21277560
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