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Phase-imprinting of Bose-Einstein condensates with Rydberg impurities


Rick Mukherjee

Cenap Ates

Associate Professor



We show how the phase profile of Bose-Einstein condensates can be engineered through its in- teraction with localized Rydberg excitations. The interaction is made controllable and long-range by off-resonantly coupling the condensate to another Rydberg state with laser light. Our technique allows the mapping of entanglement generated in systems of few strongly interacting Rydberg atoms onto much larger atom clouds in hybrid setups. As an example we discuss the creation of a spatial mesoscopic superposition state from a bright soliton. Additionally, the phase imprinted onto the condensate using the Rydberg excitations is a diagnostic tool for the latter. For example a condensate time-of-flight image would permit reconstructing the pattern of an embedded Rydberg crystal.


Mukherjee, R., Ates, C., Li, W., & Wüster, S. (2015). Phase-imprinting of Bose-Einstein condensates with Rydberg impurities. Physical Review Letters, 115(4), 1-6.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 23, 2015
Publication Date Jul 21, 2015
Deposit Date Jul 8, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jul 8, 2016
Journal Physical Review Letters
Print ISSN 0031-9007
Electronic ISSN 1079-7114
Publisher American Physical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 115
Issue 4
Article Number 040401
Pages 1-6
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