Atom-atom correlations in colliding Bose-Einstein condensates

Magnus Ögren, K. V. Kheruntsyan

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We analyze atom-atom correlations in the s-wave scattering halo of two colliding condensates. By developing a simple perturbative approach, we obtain explicit analytic results for the collinear (CL) and back-to-back (BB) correlations corresponding to realistic density profiles of the colliding condensates with interactions. The results in the short-time limit are in agreement with the first-principles simulations using the positive-P representation and provide analytic insights into the experimental observations of Perrin et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 150405 (2007)]. For long collision durations, we predict that the BB correlation becomes broader than the CL correlation.
Original languageEnglish
Article number021606
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Mathematical Physics (Faculty of Technology) (011040002)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Physical Sciences


  • atom-atom collisions
  • sodium
  • Bose-Einstein condensation


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