2-7 June 2019
Simon Fraser University
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Time-Dependent Artificial Gauge Fields in Ultracold Quantum Gases

Jun 5, 2019, 11:45 AM
BLU 10011 (Simon Fraser University)

BLU 10011

Simon Fraser University

Oral Competition (Graduate Student) / Compétition orale (Étudiant(e) du 2e ou 3e cycle) Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Canada / Division de la physique atomique, moléculaire et photonique, Canada (DAMOPC-DPAMPC) W1-1 Degenerate Quantum Gases and Cold Atoms and Molecules (DAMOPC/DCMMP) | Gaz quantiques dégénérés, molécules et atomes froids (DPAMCP/DPMCM)


Logan Cooke (University of Alberta)


Here, we study the effects of various time-dependent artificial gauge fields on a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) of rubidium-87 atoms. In particular, we perform numerical simulations of a quasi-3D BEC in a harmonic trap subjected to artificial gauge fields. We study oscillating synthetic electric fields, synthetic magnetic fields, and combinations thereof; we look at the contributions from interactions within the gas as well as other various system parameters. Simulations of spinor-BECs and progress towards experimental implementations are also discussed. This work is expected to further expand the quantum simulation toolbox, leading to new venues in quantum simulation.

Primary authors

Logan Cooke (University of Alberta) Benjamin Smith (University of Alberta) Taras Hrushevskyi (University of Alberta) Lindsay LeBlanc (University of Alberta)

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