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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 16 — Aug. 2, 2010
  • pp: 17569–17575

Exact density oscillations in the Tonks-Girardeau gas and their optical detection

Mihály G. Benedict, Csaba Benedek, and Attila Czirják  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 16, pp. 17569-17575 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.017569


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Abstract

We construct the exact time dependent density profile for a superposition of the ground and singly excited states of a harmonically trapped one dimensional Bose gas in the limit of strongly interacting particles, the Tonks-Girardeau gas. We obtain analytic results that allows one to determine the number of particles in the gas, as well as the quantum amplitudes in the superposition, from measurement results in an off-resonant light scattering experiment.

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OCIS Codes
(120.4290) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Nondestructive testing
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(020.1475) Atomic and molecular physics : Bose-Einstein condensates
(260.2710) Physical optics : Inhomogeneous optical media

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

History
Original Manuscript: June 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 21, 2010
Published: July 30, 2010

Citation
Mihály G. Benedict, Csaba Benedek, and Attila Czirják, "Exact density oscillations in the Tonks-Girardeau gas and their optical detection," Opt. Express 18, 17569-17575 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-16-17569


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