Summary form only given. The motion of a particle inside a closed area surrounded by reflecting walls can be integrable or chaotic, depending on the shape of the boundary. These billiards serve as a good and simple model to study chaotic dynamics both classically and quantum mechanically. Recently, we realized an "atom-optics billiard", where ultra-cold atoms are trapped inside a dark optical trap, whose shape can be varied to create different atom dynamics. In this work we describe how scattering and wall softness influence the dynamics of the atoms, and destroy or create stability.
|Original language||American English|
|Title of host publication||Technical Digest - Summaries of Papers Presented at the Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Number of pages||2|
|ISBN (Electronic)||155752663X, 9781557526632|
|State||Published - 2001|
|Event||Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001 - Baltimore, United States|
Duration: 6 May 2001 → 11 May 2001
|Name||Technical Digest - Summaries of Papers Presented at the Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001|
|Conference||Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001|
|Period||6/05/01 → 11/05/01|
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© 2001 Optical Soc. Of America.