Measurement theory and interference of spinor Bose-Einstein condensates

Sahel Ashhab, A. J. Leggett

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Abstract

A study was carried out to show that a measurement based on the detection of a small number of atoms from the condensate and measuring their spin structure cannot distinguish between a coherent state and a singlet state. Furthermore, it was illustrated that a spinor Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) in a singlet state evolves into a coherent state after the measurement.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume65
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Measurement theory and interference of spinor Bose-Einstein condensates. / Ashhab, Sahel; Leggett, A. J.

In: Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Vol. 65, No. 2, 01.02.2002.

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