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Weakly interacting Bose gas in quasiperiodic disorder

Pandey, Mohit (2015) Weakly interacting Bose gas in quasiperiodic disorder. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata.

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    Abstract

    In a recent experiment, Anderson localization was observed directly for non-interacting Bose-Einstein Condensate in one dimension. The experiment was performed using quasiperiodic optical lattice. Their system can be described by the one-dimensional noninteracting Aubry-Andr�è model. This model which simulates disorder with its quasiperiodic potential shows transition from extended to localised states at a critical disorder strength. The ground state gets localised around a single point for disorder larger than the critical value. We find that while inverse participation ratio increases as we increase disorder and rises to one in insulator phase, super uid fraction decreases as we increase disorder and goes to zero sharply in the insulator phase . When we introduce weak repulsive interaction for Bose gas in the model at the mean field level, we see that the ground-state shows multiple-site localization for certain disorder range, which lies above the critical value. For given interaction strength, we find that the inverse participation ratio increases slowly and super uid fraction decreases slowly as we increase disorder. Moreover, by representing our model as a classical two-dimensional nonlinear Hamiltonian map, we distinguish between localised and extended states by studying the trajectories in phase-space. Using this, we find out the localization length of eigenstates as a function of disorder for non-interacting model. Further, we study the time-evolution of a wave-packet in different regimes of disorder and see the effect of interaction on it.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Additional Information: Supervisor: Dr. Subhasis Sinha
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Anderson Localization; Bose gas; Bose-Einstein Condensate; Hamiltonian Map; Optical Lattice; Quasiperiodic Disorder; Weakly interacting Bose gas;
    Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
    Divisions: Department of Physical Sciences
    Depositing User: IISER Kolkata Librarian
    Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2016 14:13
    Last Modified: 17 Jun 2016 14:16
    URI: http://eprints.iiserkol.ac.in/id/eprint/314

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