Parametric amplification of scattered atom pairs

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Title Parametric amplification of scattered atom pairs
Author Campbell, Gretchen K.; Mun, Jongchul; Boyd, Micah; Streed, Erik; Ketterle, Wolfgang; Pritchard, David E.
Journal Name Physical Review Letters
Year Published 2006
Place of publication Ridge, NY
Publisher American Physical Society
Abstract We have observed parametric generation and amplification of ultracold atom pairs. A Rb-87 Bose-Einstein condensate was loaded into a one-dimensional optical lattice with quasimomentum k(0) and spontaneously scattered into two final states with quasimomenta k(1) and k(2). Furthermore, when a seed of atoms was first created with quasimomentum k(1) we observed parametric amplification of scattered atoms pairs in states k(1) and k(2) when the phase-matching condition was fulfilled. This process is analogous to optical parametric generation and amplification of photons and could be used to efficiently create entangled pairs of atoms. Furthermore, these results explain the dynamic instability of condensates in moving lattices observed in recent experiments.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://prl.aps.org/
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.020406
Copyright Statement Copyright 2006 American Physical Society. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 96
Issue Number 2
Page from 020406-1
Page to 020406-4
ISSN 1079-7114
Date Accessioned 2006-07-18
Date Available 2009-09-15T07:36:20Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Institute for Glycomics; Centre for Quantum Dynamics
Faculty Faculty of Science
Subject PRE2009-Atomic and Molecular Physics
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/21504
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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