We propose a method for generating quantum squeezing in atom-optical systems. We show that it is possible to generate squeezed atom lasers, and Bose-Einstein condensates with squeezed occupation numbers by utilising the nonlinear atomic interactions caused by s-wave scatting. We develop an analytic model of the process which we compare to a detailed stochastic simulation of the system using phase space methods. Finally we show that significant squeezing can be obtained in an experimentally realistic system and suggest ways of increasing the tunability of the squeezing.
|Number of pages
|Optics InfoBase Conference Papers
|Published - 2007