Nonlinear dynamics in atom optics

Wenyu Chen, S. Dyrting, G. J. Milburn

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In this paper theoretical work on classical and quantum nonlinear dynamics of cold atoms is reported. The basic concepts in nonlinear dynamics are reviewed and then applied to the motion of atoms in time-dependent standing waves and to the atomic bouncer. We describe the quantum dynamics for the cases of regular and chaotic classical dynamics. The effect of spontaneous emission and external noise is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)777-818
Number of pages42
JournalAustralian Journal of Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes


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