Phase dynamics and Bose-broken symmetry in atomic Bose-Einstein condensates

D. F. Walls, M. J. Collett, T. Wong, S. M. Tan, E. M. Wright

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Collisions lead to the collapse and revival of the interference fringes between two atomic Bose-Einstein condensates. We study the collapses and revivals of the relative phase between the condensates for two different initial states. One state invokes Bose-broken symmetry allowing us to write the wavefunction as a superposition of total number (of both condensates) states whereas the other does not.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2393-2396
Number of pages4
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Issue number1733
StatePublished - Dec 15 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics
  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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