The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 217, Issue 1, pp 109–119 | Cite as

Decoherence effects in the dynamics of interacting ultracold bosons in disordered lattices

  • Benoît Vermersch
  • Jean Claude Garreau
Regular Article


We study the interplay of disorder, interactions, and decoherence induced by spontaneous emission process. Interactions are introduced in the Anderson model via a mean-field approximation, and a simple model allows us to take into account spontaneous emission effects. Numerical simulations in different dynamical regimes and physical pictures for the mechanisms at play are discussed. We demonstrated the existence of scaling laws on the width of the initial state.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benoît Vermersch
    • 1
  • Jean Claude Garreau
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Atomes et MoléculesUniversité Lille 1 Sciences et Technologies, CNRSVilleneuve d’Ascq CedexFrance

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