Non-Equilibrium Dynamics Beyond Dephasing

Recurrences and Loss Induced Cooling in One-dimensional Bose Gases

  • Bernhard Rauer

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Bernhard Rauer
    Pages 1-4
  3. Bernhard Rauer
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  4. Bernhard Rauer
    Pages 29-65
  5. Bernhard Rauer
    Pages 67-86
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 119-128

About this book


Cold atomic gases trapped and manipulated on atom chips allow the realization of seminal one-dimensional (1d) quantum many-body problems in an isolated and well controlled environment. In this context, this thesis presents an extensive experimental study of non-equilibrium dynamics in 1d Bose gases, with a focus on processes that go beyond simple dephasing dynamics. It reports on the observation of recurrences of coherence in the post-quench dynamics of a pair of 1d Bose gases and presents a detailed study of their decay. The latter represents the first observation of phonon-phonon scattering in these systems. Furthermore, the thesis investigates a novel cooling mechanism occurring in Bose gases subjected to a uniform loss of particles. Together, the results presented show a wide range of non-equilibrium phenomena occurring in 1d Bose gases and establish them as an ideal testbed for many-body physics beyond equilibrium.


One-Dimensional Bose Gases Ultracold Atoms Atom Chips Recurrences in Isolated Quantum Systems Loss Induced Cooling Cooling of One-Dimensional Bose Gases Revivals in Quantum Many-Body Systems Quasi-Condensates Matterwave Interference

Authors and affiliations

  • Bernhard Rauer
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire Kastler BrosselÉcole Normale SupérieureParisFrance

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