Dynamics of ultracold atoms in optical potentials

dc.contributor.advisorNiu, Qianen
dc.contributor.advisorRaizen, Mark G.en
dc.creatorDudarev, Artemen
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-28T22:05:36Zen
dc.date.available2008-08-28T22:05:36Zen
dc.date.issued2005en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractIn this dissertation, we discuss the manipulation of ultracold atoms with optical fields. We show how a one-way barrier for ground state atoms may be constructed. Its use for phase space compression is analyzed. Using several ideas from solid-state physics, we reveal a number of novel phenomena in quantum transport of ultracold atoms in two-dimensional optical lattices. These include Berry phase, self-rotation, spin-orbit coupling, and discrete solitons. Finally, we analyze in detail an approach to extract a small and deterministic number of atoms from a trapped Bose condensed gas by the introduction of an optical quantum dot. We show how small numbers of atoms in microtraps can be used for quantum state engineering.
dc.description.departmentPhysicsen
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.identifierb59832617en
dc.identifier.oclc61224501en
dc.identifier.proqst3174442en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/1540en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subject.lcshQuantum opticsen
dc.subject.lcshAtomsen
dc.titleDynamics of ultracold atoms in optical potentialsen
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentPhysicsen
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysicsen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen

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