Dissociation of One-Dimensional Matter-Wave Breathers due to Quantum Many-Body Effects

Vladimir A. Yurovsky, Boris A. Malomed, Randall G. Hulet, Maxim Olshanii

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Abstract

We use the ab initio Bethe ansatz dynamics to predict the dissociation of one-dimensional cold-atom breathers that are created by a quench from a fundamental soliton. We find that the dissociation is a robust quantum many-body effect, while in the mean-field (MF) limit the dissociation is forbidden by the integrability of the underlying nonlinear Schrödinger equation. The analysis demonstrates the possibility to observe quantum many-body effects without leaving the MF range of experimental parameters. We find that the dissociation time is of the order of a few seconds for a typical atomic-soliton setting.

Original languageEnglish
Article number220401
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume119
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Nov 2017

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