Influence of nonadiabaticity and nonlinearity on the operation of cold-atom beam splitters

  title={Influence of nonadiabaticity and nonlinearity on the operation of cold-atom beam splitters},
  author={James A. Stickney and A Zozulya},
  journal={Physical Review A},
The operation of cold-atom beam splitters is analyzed in the context of Bose-Einstein condensate interferometry. We introduce two representative geometries of the splitting region and study influence of nonlinearity and nonadiabaticity on the splitting and the recombination of the condensate for both geometries. 
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