Investigation and comparison of multistate and two-state atom laser-output couplers

J. Dugué*, N. P. Robins, C. Figl, M. Jeppesen, P. Summers, M. T. Johnsson, J. J. Hope, J. D. Close

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We investigate the spatial structure and temporal dynamics created in a Bose-Einstein condensate by radio-frequency atom laser-output couplers using a one-dimensional mean-field model. We compare the behavior of a "pure" two-state atom laser to the multilevel systems demonstrated in laboratories. In particular, we investigate the peak homogeneous output flux, classical fluctuations in the beam, and the onset of a bound state which shuts down the atom laser output.

Original languageEnglish
Article number053602
Pages (from-to)1-88-
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2007
Externally publishedYes

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