We measure the effects of reservoir engineering on the decay of a coherent, many-body excitation in a BEC loaded into an optical lattice. We show both enhancement and suppression of decoherence vs. lattice depth.
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(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(020.1475) Atomic and molecular physics : Bose-Einstein condensates
N. Bar-Gill, E. Rowen, R. Pugatch, G. Kurizki, and N. Davidson, "Control of Decoherence of Many-Body Excitations in a Bose-Einstein Condensate," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper QThE6.
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