Disorder-induced order in two-component Bose-Einstein condensates

A. Niederberger, T. Schulte, J. Wehr, M. Lewenstein, L. Sanchez-Palencia, K. Sacha

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We propose and analyze a general mechanism of disorder-induced order in two-component Bose-Einstein condensates, analogous to corresponding effects established for XY spin models. We show that a random Raman coupling induces a relative phase of π/2 between the two BECs and that the effect is robust. We demonstrate it in one, two, and three dimensions at T=0 and present evidence that it persists at small T>0. Applications to phase control in ultracold spinor condensates are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number030403
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 24 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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