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Tunable Tsallis distributions in dissipative optical lattices

Douglas, P.; Bergamini, S. and Renzoni, F. (2006). Tunable Tsallis distributions in dissipative optical lattices. Physical Review Letters, 96(11) 110601.1-110601.4.

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We demonstrated experimentally that the momentum distribution of cold atoms in dissipative optical lattices is a Tsallis distribution. The parameters of the distribution can be continuously varied by changing the parameters of the optical potential. In particular, by changing the depth of the optical lattice, it is possible to change the momentum distribution from Gaussian, at deep potentials, to a power-law tail distribution at shallow optical potentials.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1079-7114
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 6208
Depositing User: Astrid Peterkin
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 16:21
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