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Analog quantum simulation of gravitational waves in a Bose-Einstein condensate

Bravo, Tupac; Sab�n, Carlos; Fuentes, Ivette

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Tupac Bravo

Carlos Sab�n

Ivette Fuentes



Abstract

We show how to vary the physical properties of a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) in order to mimic an effective gravitational-wave spacetime. In particular, we focus in the simulation of the recently discovered creation of particles by a real spacetime distortion in box-type traps. We show that, by modulating the speed of sound in the BEC, the phonons experience the effects of a simulated spacetime ripple with experimentally amenable parameters. These results will inform the experimental programme of gravitational wave astronomy with cold atoms.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 26, 2014
Online Publication Date Jan 4, 2015
Publication Date Jan 4, 2015
Deposit Date Dec 6, 2018
Publicly Available Date Feb 8, 2019
Journal EPJ Quantum Technology
Publisher EDP Open
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 1
Article Number 3
DOI https://doi.org/10.1140/epjqt16
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1380015
Publisher URL https://epjquantumtechnology.springeropen.com/articles/10.1140/epjqt16

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