Journal article

Spatial coherent transport of interacting dilute Bose gases

M Rab, JH Cole, NG Parker, AD Greentree, LCL Hollenberg, AM Martin

PHYSICAL REVIEW A | AMER PHYSICAL SOC | Published : 2008

Abstract

We investigate coherent atomic tunneling of a dilute gas Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) in a three-well system. In particular, we generalize stimulated Raman adiabatic passage (STIRAP) to adiabatically transport a BEC of 2000 Li7 atoms between two wells with minimal occupation in the intervening well. This protocol paves the way for a robust method of control in atom-optical devices. © 2008 The American Physical Society.