Barnert, S M and Franke-Arnold, S and Arnold, A S and Baxter, C and Arnold, Aidan (2000) Coherence length for a trapped Bose gas. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 33 (19). pp. 4177-4191. ISSN 0953-4075Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Matter waves can be assigned a coherence length analogous to the corresponding quantity in optics. We show that there is a dramatic increase in coherence length associated with the appearance of Bose-Einstein condensation in a trapped ideal Bose gas. The large increase in coherence length occurs even for temperatures just below the critical temperature at which only a small proportion of the trapped atoms is to be found in the ground state.
|Keywords:||einstein condensation, quantum state, matter, atom, coherence length , Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics, Condensed Matter Physics|
|Subjects:||Science > Physics|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||17 Oct 2011 11:49|
|Last modified:||27 Apr 2016 17:18|