#### Condensed Matter Theory

### Bettina Gertjerenken et.al.: Reproducible mesoscopic superpositions of Bose-Einstein condensates and mean-field chaos

**Author(s)**:**Bettina Gertjerenken, Stephan Arlinghaus, Niklas Teichmann, Christoph Weiss****Title**:**Date of Upload**: 2010-12-21
**Article**:**Phys. Rev. A 82, 023620 (2010), American Physical Society****Keywords**:**PACS**: 03.75.Gg, 05.45.Mt, 03.75.Lm**Abstract**:- In a parameter regime for which the mean-field (Gross-Pitaevskii) dynamics becomes chaotic, mesoscopic quantum superpositions in phase space can occur in a double-well potential, which is shaken periodically. For experimentally realistic initial states, such as the ground state of some 100 atoms, the emergence of mesoscopic quantum superpositions in phase space is investigated numerically. It is shown to be reproducible, even if the initial conditions change slightly. Although the final state is not a perfect superposition of two distinct phase states, the superposition is reached an order of magnitude faster than in the case of the collapse-and-revival phenomenon. Furthermore, a generator of entanglement is identified.
**DOI:**10.1103/PhysRevA.82.023620**arxiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/1008.0314**

**Reproducible mesoscopic superpositions of Bose-Einstein condensates and mean-field chaos**

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