We show that the Bose-Hubbard approximation fails due to the emergence of chaos, even when excited modes are far detuned and the standard validity condition is satisfied. This is formally identical to the Melnikov-Arnold analysis of the stochastic pump model. Previous numerical observations of Bose-Hubbard breakdown are precisely reproduced by our simple model and can be attributed to many-body enhancement of chaos.
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- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics