Quantum Zeno control of coherent dissociation

C. Khripkov, A. Vardi

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Abstract

We study the effect of dephasing on the coherent dissociation dynamics of an atom-molecule Bose-Einstein condensate. We show that when phase-noise intensity is strong with respect to the inverse correlation time of the stimulated process, dissociation is suppressed via a Bose enhanced quantum Zeno effect. This is complementary to the quantum Zeno control of phase-diffusion in a bimodal condensate by symmetric noise in that the controlled process here is phase formation and the required decoherence mechanism for its suppression is purely phase noise.

Original languageEnglish
Article number021606
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume84
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 25 Aug 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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