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Time-resolved measurement of Landau--Zener tunneling in different bases

Tayebirad, G. and Zenesini, A. and Ciampini, D. and Mannella, Riccardo and Morsch, O. and Arimondo, E. and Lörch, N. and Wimberger, S. (2010) Time-resolved measurement of Landau--Zener tunneling in different bases. Physical review. A, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 82 . 013633. ISSN 1094-1622

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A comprehensive study of the tunneling dynamics of a Bose--Einstein condensate in a tilted periodic potential is presented. We report numerical and experimental results on time-resolved measurements of the Landau--Zener tunneling of ultracold atoms introduced by the tilt, which experimentally is realized by accelerating the lattice. The use of different protocols enables us to access the tunneling probability, numerically as well as experimentally, in two different bases, namely, the adiabatic basis and the diabatic basis. The adiabatic basis corresponds to the eigenstates of the lattice, and the diabatic one to the free-particle momentum eigenstates. Our numerical and experimental results are compared with existing two-state Landau--Zener models.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Imported from arXiv
Subjects: Area02 - Scienze fisiche > FIS/03 - Fisica della materia
Divisions: Dipartimenti (from 2013) > DIPARTIMENTO DI FISICA
Depositing User: dott.ssa Sandra Faita
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2013 12:41
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2013 16:50
URI: http://eprints.adm.unipi.it/id/eprint/1295

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