Evolution of a spinor condensate: Coherent dynamics, dephasing, and revivals

J. Kronjäger*, C. Becker, M. Brinkmann, R. Walser, P. Navez, K. Bongs, K. Sengstock

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We present measurements and a theoretical model for the interplay of spin-dependent interactions and external magnetic fields in atomic spinor condensates. We highlight general features such as quadratic Zeeman dephasing and its influence on coherent spin mixing processes by focusing on a specific coherent superposition state in a F=1 Rb87 Bose-Einstein condensate. In particular, we observe the transition from coherent spinor oscillations to the thermal equilibration.

Original languageEnglish
Article number063619
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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