Fidelity for kicked atoms with gravity near a quantum resonance

Remy Dubertrand, Italo Guarneri, Sandro Wimberger

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Abstract

Kicked atoms under a constant Stark or gravity field are investigated for experimental setups with cold and ultracold atoms. The parametric stability of the quantum dynamics is studied using the fidelity. In the case of a quantum resonance, it is shown that the behavior of the fidelity depends on arithmetic properties of the gravity parameter. Close to a quantum resonance, the long-time asymptotics of the fidelity is studied by means of a pseudoclassical approximation introduced by Fishman et al. [J. Stat. Phys. 110, 911 (2003)]. The long-time decay of fidelity arises from the tunneling out of pseudoclassical stable islands, and a simple ansatz is proposed which satisfactorily reproduces the main features observed in numerical simulations.
Original languageEnglish
Article number036205
JournalPhysical Review E
Volume85
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes

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