Phase dynamics after connection of two separate Bose-Einstein condensates

I. Zapata, F. Sols, A. J. Leggett

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The dynamics of the relative phase following the connection of the two independently formed Bose-Einstein condensates was studied. It was assumed that dissipation is caused by the spontaneous creation of quasiparticles within each well due to fluctuating number of particles in the condensate that is caused in turn by the coherent exchange of atoms. The resultant data were analyzed in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number021603
Pages (from-to)021603/1-021603/4
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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