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Applied Physics B

, Volume 89, Issue 4, pp 439–445 | Cite as

Cold atom dynamics in non-Abelian gauge fields

  • A. JacobEmail author
  • P. Öhberg
  • G. Juzeliūnas
  • L. Santos
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Abstract

The dynamics of ultracold neutral atoms subject to a non-Abelian gauge field is investigated. In particular we analyze in detail a simple experimental scheme to achieve a constant, but non-Abelian gauge field, and discuss in the frame of this gauge field the non-Abelian Aharanov–Bohm effect. In the last part of this paper, we discuss intrinsic non-Abelian effects in the dynamics of cold atomic wavepackets.

Keywords

Wave Packet Gauge Potential Optical Tweezer Atom Interferometer Ultracold Atom 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Jacob
    • 1
    Email author
  • P. Öhberg
    • 2
  • G. Juzeliūnas
    • 3
  • L. Santos
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikLeibniz Universität HannoverHannoverGermany
  2. 2.SUPA, Department of PhysicsHeriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUK
  3. 3.Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy of Vilnius UniversityVilniusLithuania

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