Semiclassical theory of field-induced thermal transition rate with application to output coupling of a Bose-Einstein gas at finite temperature

Y. Japha, Bilha Segev

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Abstract

The transfer rate of a thermal distribution of atoms or molecules between two potential surfaces under the influence of an external electromagnetic field was approximated. The method was applied to the case of weak output coupling of a magnetically trapped atomic Bose-Einstein gas at finite temperature to obtain quantitative predictions for the spectrum of transition rates in real situations. Results showed an asymmetric broadening of the spectrum of transitions relative to the expected spectrum of transitions at zero temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number063411
Pages (from-to)634111-6341116
Number of pages5707006
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume65
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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