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Journal Articles Physical Review A : Atomic, molecular, and optical physics [1990-2015] Year : 2013

Tunable source of correlated atom beams

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We use a one-dimensional optical lattice to modify the dispersion relation of atomic matter waves. Four-wave mixing in this situation produces atom pairs in two well defined beams. We show that these beams present a narrow momentum correlation, that their momenta are precisely tunable, and that this pair source can be operated both in the regime of low mode occupancy and of high mode occupancy.
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hal-00768915 , version 1 (26-12-2012)
hal-00768915 , version 2 (27-06-2013)

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Marie Bonneau, Josselin Ruaudel, Raphaël Lopes, Jean-Christophe Jaskula, Alain Aspect, et al.. Tunable source of correlated atom beams. Physical Review A : Atomic, molecular, and optical physics [1990-2015], 2013, 87 (6), pp.061603(R). ⟨10.1103/PhysRevA.87.061603⟩. ⟨hal-00768915v2⟩
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