Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 177, Issue 5–6, pp 240–256 | Cite as

Josephson Oscillations and Self-Trapping of Superfluid Fermions in a Double-Well Potential

Article

Abstract

We investigate the behaviour of a two-component Fermi superfluid in a double-well potential. We numerically solve the time dependent Bogoliubov-de Gennes equations and characterize the regimes of Josephson oscillations and self-trapping for different potential barriers and initial conditions. In the weak link limit the results agree with a two-mode model where the relative population and the phase difference between the two wells obey coupled nonlinear Josephson equations. A more complex dynamics is predicted for large amplitude oscillations and large tunneling.

Keywords

Josephson oscillation Self-trapping Fermi superfluids  Time-dependent BdG 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.INO-CNR BEC Center and Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di TrentoPovoItaly

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