Analysis of an atom laser based on the spatial control of the scattering length
A. Vázquez-Carpentier, H. Michinel, M. I. Rodas-Verde, V. M. Pérez-García
Physical Review A, 74, 013619 (2006).
MOLAB authors
Abstract
In this paper we analyze atom lasers based on the spatial modulation of the scattering length of a Bose- Einstein condensate. We demonstrate, through numerical simulations and approximate analytical methods, the controllable emission of matter-wave bursts and study the dependence of the process on the spatial shape of the scattering length along the axis of emission. We also study the role of an additional modulation of the scattering length in time.