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Loading of bosons in optical lattices into the p band
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
Stockholm University, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita).
2011 (English)In: Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, ISSN 1050-2947, E-ISSN 1094-1622, Vol. 84, no 2, 023621- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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We present a method for transferring bosonic atoms residing on the lowest s band of an optical lattice to the first excited p bands. Our idea hinges on resonant tunneling between adjacent sites of accelerated lattices. The acceleration effectively shifts the quasibound energies on each site such that the system can be cast into a Wannier-Stark ladder problem. By adjusting the acceleration constant, a situation of resonant tunneling between the s and p bands is achievable. Within a mean-field model, considering (87)Rb atoms, we demonstrate population transfer from the s to the p bands with around 95% efficiency. Nonlinear effects deriving from atom-atom interactions, as well as coupling of the quasibound Wannier-Stark states to the energy continuum, are considered.

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2011. Vol. 84, no 2, 023621- p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-68280DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.84.023621ISI: 000293917200014OAI: diva2:477989
authorCount :2Available from: 2012-01-15 Created: 2012-01-03 Last updated: 2012-01-15Bibliographically approved

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