Dynamics of Quenched Ultracold Quantum Gases

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Abstract
<p>Recent advances in the tunability of ultracold atomic gases have created opportunities for\&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.6em;">studying interesting quantum many-body systems. Fano-Feshbach resonances, in particular, allow\&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">experimenters to freely adjust the scattering of atoms by controlling an external magnetic field.\&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">By rapidly changing this field near a resonance, it is possible to drive systems out of equilibrium\&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">towards novel quantum states where correlations between atoms change dynamically. In this thesis,\&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">we take a wave-function-based approach to theoretically examine the response of several interesting\&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">systems to suddenly-switched, or \textquotedblleftquenched,\textquotedblright interactions.</span></p>
Year of Publication
2016
Degree
Ph.D.
Number of Pages
132
Date Published
07-2016
University
University of Colorado Boulder
City
Boulder, CO
Advisors - JILA Fellows
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