Scientific Results

Prethermalization to thermalization crossover in a dilute Bose gas following an interaction ramp

Year: 2018

Authors: Van Regemortel M., Kurkjian H., Wouters M. I., Carusotto I.

Autors Affiliation: Univ Antwerp, TQC, Univ Splein 1, B-2610 Antwerp, Belgium; CNR, BEC Ctr, INO, Via Sommar 14, I-38123 Povo, Italy; Univ Trento, Dipartimento Fis, Via Sommar 14, I-38123 Povo, Italy.

Abstract: The dynamics of a weakly interacting Bose gas at low temperatures is close to integrable due to the approximate quadratic nature of the many-body Hamiltonian. While the short-time physics after an abrupt ramp of the interaction constant is dominated by integrable dynamics, integrability is broken at longer times by higher-order interaction terms in the Bogoliubov Hamiltonian, in particular, by Beliaev-Landau scatterings involving three quasiparticles. The two-stage relaxation process is highlighted in the evolution of local observables such as the density-density correlation function: an integrable dephasing mechanism leads the system to a prethermal stage, followed by true thermalization conveyed by quasiparticle collisions. Our results bring the crossover from prethermalization to thermalization within reach of current experiments with ultracold atomic gases.


Volume: 98 (5)      Pages from: 053612-1  to: 053612-7

KeyWords: quantum; system;
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.98.053612

Citations: 12
data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2021-10-24
References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)
Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click here
Connecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here

This site uses cookies. If you decide to continue browsing we consider that you accept their use. For more information about cookies and how to delete them please read our Info Policy on cookies use.
Read more