Fundamental limit for integrated atom optics with Bose-Einstein condensates

Weiping Zhang, Ewan M. Wright, Han Pu, Pierre Meystre

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The fundamental limit with Bose-Einstein condensates manipulated by an integrated atom-optics device was studied. The device used was a microtrap or a microfabricated waveguide. A sufficiently high condensate density was enforced by the miniaturization of the device. It was found that a spatial modulational instability led by three-body interactions resulted in a fundamental limit on the coherent manipulation of Bose-Einstein condensates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number023605
Pages (from-to)236051-236056
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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