The dynamics of an attractive BEC trapped by an optical trap is analyzed in the presence of fluctuations of the laser intensity. The condensate will eventually collapse for time is inversely proportional to noise intensity.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
F. Abdullaev, B. Baizakov, and J. Garnier, "Collapse in Bose-Einstein condensates induced by fluctuations of the laser intensity," in Nonlinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, Technical Digest on CD (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper MC28.
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