Gommers, R.; Bergamini, S. and Renzoni, F.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.073003|
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We analyze the atomic dynamics in an ac driven periodic optical potential which is symmetric in both time and space. We experimentally demonstrate that in the presence of dissipation the symmetry is broken, and a current of atoms through the optical lattice is generated as a result.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||thermalrectification; transport; diffusion; systems; motion; atoms ratchets; brownian motors; fluctuations|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Science > Physical Sciences|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)|
|Depositing User:||Silvia Bergamini|
|Date Deposited:||13 Feb 2007|
|Last Modified:||02 Dec 2010 19:57|
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