Dipole and Bloch oscillations of cold atoms in a parabolic lattice
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- Ponomarev, A.V. & Kolovsky, A.R. Laser Phys. (2006) 16: 367. doi:10.1134/S1054660X06020289
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The paper studies the dynamics of a Bose-Einstein condensate loaded in a 1D parabolic optical lattice and excited by a sudden shifting of the lattice center. Depending on the initial shift, this dynamics is either the dipole or Bloch oscillations of the atoms. The effects of the dephasing and atom-atom interactions on the above atomic oscillations are discussed.