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).
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Thursday June 12, 2014
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Fernando Sols (Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain))
Technical Host: Adolfo del Campo
TOPIC: Hawking radiation from sonic black holes in flowing atom condensates
We study the stationary transport through a double-barrier interface separating regions of asymptotically subsonic and supersonic flow of Bose-condensed atoms. Multiple coherent scattering by the double-barrier gives rise to highly non-thermal Hawking radiation displaying sharp peaks which are mostly associated with decaying resonances and only occasionally with dynamical instabilities. Even at achievable non-zero temperatures, the radiation peaks can be dominated by spontaneous emission . We also investigate the possibility of using the violation of classical Cauchy-Schwarz inequalities by the outgoing radiation beams as a conclusive signature of spontaneous Hawking radiation . We find that the violation can be large in resonant boson structures. Finally, we perform numerical simulations to identify the best protocols to create quasi-stationary black-hole configurations in realistic setups.
 I. Zapata, M. Albert, R. Parentani, F. Sols. Resonant Hawking radiation in Bose-Einstein condensates. New J. Phys. 13, 063048 (2011).
 J. R. M. de Nova, F. Sols, I. Zapata. Violation of Cauchy-Schwarz inequalities by spontaneous Hawking radiation in resonant boson structures. Phys. Rev. A 89, 043808 (2014).