Schlagheck, Peter and Wimberger, S. (2007) Nonexponential decay of Bose-Einstein condensates: a numerical study based on the complex scaling method. Appl. Phys. B 86, p. 385.
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We study the decay dynamics of an interacting BoseEinstein condensate in the presence of a metastable trapping potential from which the condensate can escape via tunneling through finite barriers. The time-dependent decay process is reproduced by means of the instantaneous decay rates of the condensate at a given population of the quasi-bound state, which are calculated with the method of complex scaling. Both for the case of a double-barrier potential as well as for the case of a tilted periodic potential, we find pronounced deviations from a monoexponential decay behavior, which would generally be expected in the absence of the atomatom interaction.
|Institutions:||Physics > Institute of Theroretical Physics > Chair Professor Richter > Group Klaus Richter|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 530 Physics|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Yes|
|Deposited On:||15 Nov 2007|
|Last Modified:||05 Aug 2009 15:40|
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