"S. Tiwari, S. Rammohan, A. Mishra, A. Pendse, A. K. Chauhan, R. Nath, F. Engel, M. Wagner, R.Schmidt, F. Meinert, A. Eisfeld and S. Wüster Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal India Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany Universität Stuttgart, Germany Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics and MCQST, Garching, Germany Rydberg Atoms in highly excited electronic states with n=30-200 can be excited within BoseEinstein condensates (BECs), and while lifetimes are shorter than in vacuum [1,2], they live long enough to cause a response of the BEC mean field [3]. During this, thousands of ground-state atoms are present within the Rydberg orbit, allowing the study of atoms moving within atoms [4]. We present beyond-mean field models of the joint Rydberg-BEC dynamics, showing how either can be used to probe the other. For multiple Rydberg atoms in a single electronic state, we show that the phase coherence of thecondensate allows the tracking of mobile Rydberg impurities akin to the function of bubblechambers in particle physics [5]. For a single Rydberg atom with multiple electronic states, weprovide spectral densities of the BEC as a decohering environment [6], and show that the BECcan image a signature of the entangling evolution that causes Rydberg q-bit decoherence [7] or serve as non-Markovian environment for quantum simulations. [1] Schlagmüller et al. PRX 6 (2016) 031020. [2] Kanungo et al. PRA 102 (2020) 063317. [3] Balewski et al. Nature 502 (2013) 664. [4] Tiwari et al. arXiv:2111.05031 (2021) [5] Tiwari et al. PRA 99 (2019) 043616. [6] Rammohan et al. PRA 103 (2021) 063307. [7] Rammohan et al. PRA(Letters) 104 (2021) L060202."


Talk Number 22070021
Speaker Profile Sebastian Wüster
Subject Quantum Physics
Source Repository PIRSA