Fano blockade by a Bose-Einstein condensate in an optical lattice

Brand J, Flach S and R.A. Vicencio
PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 98, 18 (2007)

ABSTRACT

We study the transport of atoms across a localized Bose-Einstein condensate in a one-dimensional optical lattice. For atoms scattering off the condensate, we predict total reflection as well as full transmission for certain parameter values on the basis of an exactly solvable model. The findings of analytical and numerical calculations are interpreted by a tunable Fano-like resonance and may lead to interesting applications for blocking and filtering atom beams.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.184102



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