KIP publications

year 2012
author(s) B. Juliá-Díaz, T. Zibold, M. K. Oberthaler, M. Melé-Messeguer, J. Martorell and A. Polls
title Dynamic generation of spin-squeezed states in bosonic Josephson junctions
KIP-Nummer HD-KIP 12-56
KIP-Gruppe(n) F17,F20
document type Paper
source Phys. Rev. Lett. A 86 (2012) 023615 , arXiv:1205.6756
doi 10.1103/PhysRevA.86.023615
Abstract (en)

We analyze the formation of squeezed states in a condensate of ultracold bosonic atoms confined by a double-well potential. The emphasis is set on the dynamical formation of such states from initially coherent many-body quantum states. Two cases are described: the squeezing formation in the evolution of the system around the stable point, and in the short-time evolution in the vicinity of an unstable point. The latter is shown to produce highly squeezed states on very short times. On the basis of a semiclassical approximation to the Bose-Hubbard Hamiltonian, we are able to predict the amount of squeezing, its scaling with N, and the speed of coherent spin formation with simple analytical formulas which successfully describe the numerical Bose-Hubbard results. This method of producing highly squeezed spin states in systems of ultracold atoms is compared to other standard methods in the literature.

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