Momentum-state engineering and control in Bose-Einstein condensates

Sierk Pötting, Marcus Cramer, Pierre Meystre

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The usefulness of genetic algorithms in the control and manipulation, of the quantum states of Bose-Einstein condensates was addressed. This was illustrated in two examples, the coherent population transfer between momentum states in a large condensate where the mean-field effects are important, and the creation of coherent superpositions of states of prescribed population and relative phase. It was found that time-dependent Bragg scattering combined with the powerful optimization capabilities of genetic algorithms, provides a different tool for quantum-state design and coherent control in linear and nonlinear atom optics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number063613
Pages (from-to)63613/1-63613/8
JournalPhysical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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