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Creation of a molecular condensate by dynamically melting a Mott insulator.

Abstract:
We propose the creation of a molecular Bose-Einstein condensate by loading an atomic condensate into an optical lattice and driving it into a Mott insulator with exactly two atoms per site. Molecules in a Mott insulator state are then created under well defined conditions by photoassociation with essentially unit efficiency. Finally, the Mott insulator is melted and a superfluid state of the molecules is created. We study the dynamics of this process and photoassociation of tightly trapped atoms.
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Venturi, V More by this author
Williams, CJ More by this author
Journal:
Physical review letters
Volume:
89
Issue:
4
Pages:
040402
Publication date:
2002-07-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1079-7114
ISSN:
0031-9007
URN:
uuid:66a2f21d-d4c9-4663-8b6e-e6d6facde96f
Source identifiers:
21626
Local pid:
pubs:21626
Language:
English

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