Elastic scattering of a Bose-Einstein condensate at a potential landscape

Iva Březinová, Joachim Burgdörfer, Axel U.J. Lode, Alexej I. Streltsov, Lorenz S. Cederbaum, Ofir E. Alon, Lee A. Collins, Barry I. Schneider

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We investigate the elastic scattering of Bose-Einstein condensates at shallow periodic and disorder potentials. We show that the collective scattering of the macroscopic quantum object couples to internal degrees of freedom of the Bose-Einstein condensate such that the Bose-Einstein condensate gets depleted. As a precursor for the excitation of the Bose-Einstein condensate we observe wave chaos within a mean-field theory.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012032
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue numberSECTION 1
StatePublished - 2014
Event28th International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions, ICPEAC 2013 - Lanzhou, China
Duration: 24 Jul 201330 Jul 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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