Adolfo del Campo
Quantum Lunch Location:
T-Division Conference Room, TA-3,
Building 123, Room 121
Quantum Institute: Visitor Schedule
The Quantum Lunch is regularly held on Thursdays in the Theoretical Division Conference Room, TA-3, Building 123, Room 121.
The organizing committee includes Malcolm Boshier (P-21), Adolfo del Campo (T-4 & CNLS), Michael Di Rosa (C-PCS), Armin Rahmanisisan (T-4 & CNLS), Changhyun Ryu (P-21) , Nikolai Sinitsyn (T-4), Rolando Somma (T-4), Christopher Ticknor (T-1), and Wojciech Zurek (T-4).
For more information, or to nominate a speaker, contact Adolfo del Campo.
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Thursday May 29, 2014
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Kazimierz Rzazewski (Polish Academy of Sciences)
Technical Host: Adolfo del Campo
TOPIC: Classical fields and quantum measurement for Bose-Einstein condensate
We analyze a process of splitting of the Bose-Einstein condensate and the mutual coherence of two separated atomic clouds. Of interest is a statistics of the population difference between the two wells. Within the classical fields approximation we show that coherence between clouds is degraded if atoms interact and if we account for the sufficiently long observation time. We also show, that upon recombination, the coherence across the sample is restored. The coherence is not fully degraded if the splitting potential remains sufficiently penetrable. We calculate the variance of atom number difference for this time-averaging measurement and show that it can be well below Poissonian limit like it was observed in the experiments.