Higher order correlations in ultracold quantum gases

A. G. Truscott*, R. G. Dall, S. S. Hodgman, A. G. Manning, Wu Rugway, M. Johnsson, K. G H Baldwin, K. Kheruntsyan

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Abstract

One of the seminal advances in quantum optics was the understanding that a quantised description of ensembles of photons is best characterised by correlation functions. Correlations are also a fundamental property of matter waves, and the single wavefunction that describes a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) is in principle characterised by long range coherence to all orders (i.e. a universal correlation value of unity). Here we measure the higher order correlation properties of ultra-cold matter waves and use them to probe the coherence of the gas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIQEC/CLEO Pacific Rim 2011 Conference Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Quantum Electronics Conference and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim 2011
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages122-123
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780977565788, 9781457719400
ISBN (Print)9781457719394, 9780977565771
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Quantum Electronics Conference and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim - 2011 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 28 Aug 20111 Sep 2011

Other

OtherInternational Quantum Electronics Conference and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim - 2011
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period28/08/111/09/11

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