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R. B. Mann, M. B. Young, and I. Fuentes-Schuller
A perturbative approach to inelastic collisions in a Bose-Einstein Condensate
J. Phys. B 44 (2011) 085301


    It has recently been discovered that for certain rates of mode-exchange collisions analytic solutions can be found for a Hamiltonian describing the two-mode Bose-Einstein condensate. We proceed to study the behavior of the system using perturbation theory if the coupling constants only approximately match these parameter constraints. We find that the model is robust to such perturbations. We study the effects of degeneracy on the perturbations and find that the induced changes differ greatly from the non-degenerate case. We also model inelastic collisions that result in particle loss or condensate decay as external perturbations and use this formalism to examine the effects of three-body recombination and background collisions.

[ 0809.5161 ] [ DOI ]

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