Past Seminars Seminários Já Decorridos 2012

Quantum transport phenomena with cold atoms in optical lattices

By: Andrey Kolovsky
From: Kirensky Institute of Physics and Siberian Federal University
At: Instituto de Investigação Interdisciplinar, Anfiteatro
[2012-01-05] 11:30

After a brief review of transport phenomena in driven quasi 1D optical lattices (super Bloch oscillations, bright solitons, etc.) I shall focus on cold atoms in the 2D square lattice. I address the problem of an artificial magnetic field, which imparts a Lorenz-like force to otherwise neutral atoms in motion, and consider atomic wave-packet dynamics  in the so-called Hall configuration (normal to the plane "magnetic'  field plus in-plane 'electric' field).