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Can quantum fractal fluctuations be observed in an atom-optics kicked rotor experiment?

Tomadin, Andrea and Mannella, Riccardo and Wimberger, Sandro (2006) Can quantum fractal fluctuations be observed in an atom-optics kicked rotor experiment? Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, 39 (10). p. 2477. ISSN 1361-6447

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SUMMARY We investigate the parametric fluctuations in the quantum survival probability of an open version of the delta-kicked rotor model in the deep quantum regime. Spectral arguments [Guarneri I and Terraneo M 2001 Phys. Rev. E vol. 65 015203(R)] predict the existence of parametric fractal fluctuations owing to the strong dynamical localisation of the eigenstates of the kicked rotor. We discuss the possibility of observing such dynamically-induced fractality in the quantum survival probability as a function of the kicking period for the atom-optics realisation of the kicked rotor. The influence of the atoms' initial momentum distribution is studied as well as the dependence of the expected fractal dimension on finite-size effects of the experiment, such as finite detection windows and short measurement times. Our results show that clear signatures of fractality could be observed in experiments with cold atoms subjected to periodically flashed optical lattices, which offer an excellent control on interaction times and the initial atomic ensemble.

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: 06 Aug 2013 13:28
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2013 13:28
URI: http://eprints.adm.unipi.it/id/eprint/1430

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