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Flat-Phase Loading of a Bose-Einstein Condensate into an Optical Lattice

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Author(s)

S E. Sklarz, I Friedler, D J. Tannor, Y B. Band, Carl J. Williams

Abstract

It has been proposed that the adiabatic loading of a Bose-Einstein Condensate into an optical lattice via the Mott-Insulator transition can be used to initialize a quantum computer [D.Jaksch, et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3108 (1998)]. The loading of a Bose-Einstein Condensate into the lattice without causing band excitation is readily achievable; however, unless one switches on an optical lattice very slowly, the optical lattice causes a phase to accumulate across the condensate. We show analytically and numerically that a cancellation of this effect is possible by adjusting the harmonic trap force-constant of the magnetic trap appropriately, thereby facilitating quick loading of an optical lattice for quantum computing purposes. A simple analytical theory is developed for a non-stationary BEC in a harmonic trap.
Citation
Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)
Volume
66
Issue
No. 5

Keywords

Bose-Einstein Condensate, optical lattices

Citation

Sklarz, S. , Friedler, I. , Tannor, D. , Band, Y. and Williams, C. (2002), Flat-Phase Loading of a Bose-Einstein Condensate into an Optical Lattice, Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics) (Accessed April 12, 2024)
Created October 31, 2002, Updated October 12, 2021