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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|State||Published - Aug 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics